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"You're a grand old flag/  You're a high-flyin' flag!"

 

So go the lyrics to legendary songwriter George M. Cohan's heartfelt tribute to flag and country.

 

Here's the inimitable Jimmy Cagney along with Walter Huston and Rosemary de Camp performing with panache:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxZvDTnlvKM

 

Wonderful flag, wonderful day!

 

Objectively, I've always felt that the U.S. flag is one of the most original, most aesthetically pleasing, as well as deeply meaningful, flags in the world-- one to always admire and cherish for its significance....

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Happy Flag Day

 

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Re: HAPPY FLAG DAY!

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Makes me chuckle when I see pictures/video like this.

Ironic, if one thinks about it....military members dishonoring the Flag.

 

Flag Code

United States Code; Title 4; Chapter 1 (The Flag);

Section 8 (Respect For Flag); sub-section (c.)

"The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally,

but always aloft and free."

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@Oznell Thank you for posting this.

Here are the lyrics. Have a wonderful day !

 

 

YOU'RE A GRAND OLD FLAG From the Broadway show

"George Washington Jr." (George M. Cohan)

 

You're a grand old flag,

You're a high flying flag

And forever in peace may you wave.

You're the emblem of

The land I love.

The home of the free and the brave.

Ev'ry heart beats true

'neath the Red, White and Blue,

Where there's never a boast or brag.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

 

You're a grand old flag,

You're a high flying flag

And forever in peace may you wave.

You're the emblem of

The land I love.

The home of the free and the brave.

Ev'ry heart beats true

'neath the Red, White and Blue,

Where there's never a boast or brag.

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,

Keep your eye on the grand old flag.

 

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Re: HAPPY FLAG DAY!

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Makes me chuckle when I see pictures/video like this.

Ironic, if one thinks about it....military members dishonoring the Flag.

 

Flag Code

United States Code; Title 4; Chapter 1 (The Flag);

Section 8 (Respect For Flag); sub-section (c.)

"The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally,

but always aloft and free."


@sidsmom  They are most likely preparing to fold the flag, making sure that no part of the flag touches the ground (another part of the flag code).

 

The flag in the picture is not quite horizontal anyway.

 Nor are they carrying the flag.  They are standing stationary.

 

"" Compassion is a verb."-Thich Nhat Hanh
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            Have a safe, peaceful, mindful day, everyone.   Perhaps a good time to think about what it means to be a true community of human beings, and apply the wisdom of the "Golden Rule" as we think about how we treat one another, and how we can be a mighty force for good when we decide we're actually all on the same side and when we work together.   Sending positive vibes out there across the cybersphere.❤️

 

American flags

 

 

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I will be wearing red, white and blue and the American flag pin that my immigrant father gave me over 50 years ago.  I wear it every year to honor the United States and my father.

 

That pin gives me a very special feeling.  It connects me to not only him but his fervent love for his adopted land.

 

 

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@MorningLover, thank you for posting those lyrics--  love them!

 

How wonderful that you have your so-meaningful flag pin to wear, @golding76.  I fervently wish I still had mine that went missing a few years ago.  Running errands this beautiful morning though, I deliberately wore my cotton shirt with stars all over it...

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@Oznell

 

Just put up a brand new 6'x4' Flag(made in USA) last week on our 30' flag pole. Broke 1 of the flag clips, so had to improvise. Just received 4 new clips in the mail yesterday, but haven't put them up yet. Grass was getting tall so mowed our acreage instead.

 

Just a few minutes ago I ordered a pair of gold USA Flag stud earrings, been wearing 1 in my right ear for months now. Decided to balance it out with 2 new ones. Have my NY Rangers hockey team logo, gold stud, in my left ear. Have a #2 Nascar stud along with the Flag in my right ear. Plan on wearing the Flag pair when I receive them. 

 

 

 

I love Old Glory!

 

 

 

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