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@Cakers3 wrote:

@sidsmom wrote:


http://www.relatably.com/q/img/flag-day-quotes/flag-day-greetings.jpg


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.

 


@Cakers3

Might be true...they might be on a hill, but most of the time these

large flags, in order to control the weight of the actual flag, are flat.

And as the pictures shows...it’s not ‘aloft and free’. 

So when we begin to ‘dishonor/disrespect’ the flag, let’s begin

with the events like the one shown above. Military should know this.

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I know how very proudly you'll wear them, @hckynut!

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NIce little history of Flag Day and lore, from the "Old Farmer's Almanac":

 

https://www.almanac.com/content/flag-day-celebration-american-flag

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Thank you for the Flag Day history, Oznell.  I don't believe I ever firmly learn all the details of the background.  I learn and then forget details.

 

I returned a few minutes ago from my local strip mall, and I was delighted to spot about five other individuals wearing a red, white and blue outfit like me.

 

God bless America!

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Oh, that is so cool, @golding76.  I didn't realize you were going to be wearing red, white and blue today, in addition to your cherished flag pin.

 

I've done that too!  Today I did deviate a bit-- wore red, indigo and beige.  But I believe it "approximated" the patriotic look I was going for, ha.

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@sidsmom wrote:

@Cakers3 wrote:

@sidsmom wrote:


http://www.relatably.com/q/img/flag-day-quotes/flag-day-greetings.jpg


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.

 


@Cakers3

Might be true...they might be on a hill, but most of the time these

large flags, in order to control the weight of the actual flag, are flat.

And as the pictures shows...it’s not ‘aloft and free’. 

So when we begin to ‘dishonor/disrespect’ the flag, let’s begin

with the events like the one shown above. Military should know this.


@sidsmom  I never mentioned a hill.  I think you are picking at the Military just to pick.  I feel the flag is being folded; we have no idea how the flag came to be in that picture so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

 

Obviously it's not aloft and free.  D'oh.

"" Compassion is a verb."-Thich Nhat Hanh
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From my previous post, Oznell:  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.

 

Every Flag Day and Fourth of July I try to wear red, white and blue.  Rarely does it not work out. 

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Re: HAPPY FLAG DAY!

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Wrong is still wrong just because you benefited from it.
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I love the flag, the red white and blue, and the U.S.A.

 

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