Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Flag Flying Etiquette

This is something that's really been bugging me. You see, the way I was raised I was always taught if you're going to do a thing, you might as well do it right. (that is not to discourage people from displaying the Flag, but just saying do it right gah!)

First, It's a day time thing. Take it down at night or be ready for my crazy ass to place a spot light in your front yard.

Second, It's a fair weather thing. Take it down when it's raining, snowing or in the middle of a terrential down pour.

Third, It's a suspended in the air thing. Seriously, don't let it touch the ground. Bad juju peeps, bad juju.

These are a few of the easiest rules but there are others. I don't know about you and maybe it's easily credited to my military upbringing but when I heard the National Anthem, I found the nearest flag, I squared off to it, placed my hand over my heart and sang along. National Anthem and flag are same/same right? Well, if not they definitely go hand-in-hand.

In my old neighborhood I would always see people leaving their flags out all night or in the rain it really, really irritated me. Maybe it's irrational or something.... but really I'd prefer people just know the regs and do it right. Doing it "wrong" could be disrespectful... never know. Just saying. Do your due diligence.

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Heather said...

I am so glad you posted this! I feel the same way!!!! I have ALWAYS been like this towards the flag. Absolutley dont let it touch the ground...no matter what. I can't live with seeing that. The other ones dont bother me so much, because sometimes people forget. I have been guilty of it. However---if there is ONE thing that truley irks me. Women who take sexy photos for their hubby and wrap themselves in the american flag, lay on the flag, straddle the flag...etc....Like seriously. have some respect, I have NO tolerance for that. But, that is just me! You can show your support for the red white and blue without laying your naked body all over it!

Amanda said...

New reader to your blog.. found you on Mrs. Superman's page.

Thanks for posting this. It drives me insane too. And my Mom who is part of the American Legion Aux and the VFW Aux is always talking about it too. A big one that drives my husband and I nuts is when the flag is flown at the same height as a state flag... that's not appropriate etiquette either.

Lin said...

Thanks for posting this! I always get so irritated when people don't respect the flag. Yes it's just cloth but what it stands for is so much bigger.