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Do you fly a USA flag on your house?

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by mabrodis, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. mabrodis

    mabrodis

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    I've never had a flag on our house before, I do have some magnetic stick-on flag things on the garage door...my neighbor has always had his flag up, day and night for everyday he's been here...been ripped off twice and pole broken atleast once (all from wind). I decided to buy a flag today, felt kinda cheesy, like only buying it for the 4th, which isn't the case at all, but happy to finally get one up.

    How 'bout you guys, any flags?

    (BTW, I don't want this to degrade to a "you're unAmerican because you don't fly a flag", I don't believe that at all, just asking a simple question...)
     
  2. fsusteve

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    Yes, always. Too lazy to take a pic though.
     
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    Brentbba Former Golfer SILVER Star

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    Every holiday and thanks to those who serve her so well lest we forget what so many have given up in her defense!
     
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    Romer fatherofdaughterofromer Moderator

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    Always fly the flag on vets day, mem day and July 4th. It disappoints me how few of my neighboors do
     
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    I always fly a flag. I could not talk the Mrs. into one of those fancy cemented in the ground type of flag poles, so we have the same kind you do.
     
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    Oh, should only be flown at night if properly illuminated. I take mine down at night.
     
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    Fly the flag proudly each day. The Marine flag also. I am guilty of not following proper protocol concerning when to take it down and such...(I need to do better).

    And like you, I don't care if anyone does or doesn't....its not a sure sign of patriotism, neither are party lines.

    I often point out to some of my conservative friends that one of the most liberal, aetheistic, left leaning friends of mine is also one of the most patriotic men I know. I love that guy for that!
     
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    Mostly I fly mine in rememberance of all who have served, especially my grandfather, a forward observer in the USMC 2nd Marine Division during WWII. When I see the pictures of him in Saipan...
     
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    I just walked out the door to snap a shot of mine (8:43 PM in beautiful, hotter-than-hell Austin, TX). I fly mine because I am an immigrant, and it reminds me every day of the honor that it is to be an American. We also fly it in remembrance of two grandfathers who served in WWII (Army, North Africa, and Navy, Submarine Service) and an uncle (my wife's) who was killed in Vietnam.

    Edit: We also display the Lone Star of Texas, this has been a good state to us, a real home, and my son is a native Texan.
     
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    Holidays are definites but I need to work on the squaw to get the flag out there more often.

    My son understands as well as someone his age can - unfortunately one of the boys in his class no longer has a daddy as his daddy died protecting us.
     
  12. nuclearlemon

    nuclearlemon not an addict Moderator

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    hell yes!!! it's almost bigger than my door.
     
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    brian SILVER Star

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    1. it is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset.

    3. the flag should not be displayed in stormy weather.

    26. on memorial day, may 30th the US flag should be displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon, and then flown at full-staff from noon until sunset.

    there are 43 rules for the etiquette of the stars & stripes.
     
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    I would like to fly the state flag too but they are kinda on the pricey side.
     
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    I fly a TX flag...
     
  16. mabrodis

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    My flag came with the normal 'rules' which I think is a bunch of crap. Why would the flag only be flown from morning to night? That makes no sense to me, I could kinda understand if it's a reverence thing, but to me that seems like you're saying you only want to have the flag up when others could see it...which seems cheesy and half-assed. I guess those 'rules' were came up with to preserve the flag, but the flag is but cloth, I would be happy to have a worn flag, even better one with bullet holes through it from a war, what a better example of what the flag means than to have a flag from WWII or something.

    Just lookup up the Star-Spangled Banner...definetly no taking the flag down in the roughest of times...taking it down just doesn't make sense to me...sorry, it just doesn't.

    O say, can you see, by the dawn's early light,
    What so proudly we hail'd at the twilight's last gleaming?
    Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro' the perilous fight,
    O'er the ramparts we watch'd, were so gallantly streaming?
    And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
    Gave proof thro' the night that our flag was still there.
    O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?

    :cheers:
     
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    Yup, and a canadian flag cause the where my parents/brother/sister are from. im the only one born here
     
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    There oughtta be a law...

    So if you want to become the Cliff Claven of flags, you need to read the United States Code provisions on the topic: 4 U.S.C. 1 - 10.

    http://www.access.gpo.gov/uscode/title4/chapter1_.html

    Yes, I fly the flag. No, I haven't read the code provisions.
     
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    Hell yes. A lot of folks sacrificed to allow us to live in a great country.


    Que the Lee Greenwood