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Why change our state flag? Thanks to Gary Herbert and Derek Miller for their recent op-ed: “Utah is the Beehive State – our flag should represent it.”

We naturally recognize familiar symbols. I sure hope no one has the crazy idea of ​​changing our American flag – our stars and stripes – which is well established and recognizable around the world. Some things are better left out because people recognize and respect them, like the MGM logo for movies or the British flag (union jack) or the red cross or many other symbols.

I don’t understand the thinking of some who want to rewrite history and change things for what they think is best.

Why all this attention to change (again) the uniforms of the Utah Jazz? It would be an expensive undertaking, which most changes are. Why change the names of colleges or universities (like Dixie State)? Why tear down statues that reflect history? We would be better served if we learned from history and stopped trying to make things modern to justify current thinking, trends or behaviors.

I’m not opposed to change, but there’s always a price to pay. We must carefully weigh the pros and cons before embarking on radical changes.

I say keep our Utah flag and put our energies into bigger responsibilities.

Elmary Davidson