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In the USA, 14 June is Flag Day. Learn more at the National Flag Day Foundatin (flagday.org).



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Amen to that, CRZ.

And here's a couple of song lyrics for the day:

That Ain't No Rag, It's a Flag (Charlie Daniels Band)

Ragged Old Flag (Johnny Cash)

You're a Grand Old Flag (George M. Cohan) (and a .MIDI file embedded, too!)

Fly the Stars and Stripes proudly today, kids...and remember the fallen men and women who kept it waving free.




Star wipe, and...we're out.
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It's also my 24th wedding anniversary. At least this way I don't forget it. And I second The Thrill's sentiments.

And those of you who became uber patriotic and haven't taken you flag down since 9/11, please read the rules and regs reagrding proper flying and condition. Please.

(edited by DrDirt on 14.6.04 1107)


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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"But if he plays a character where I will eventually be given the option to murder in some macabre fashion then I am all for it." (SeVen )


    Originally posted by DrDirt
    And those of you who became uber patriotic and haven't taken you flag down since 9/11, please read the rules and regs reagrding proper flying and condition. Please.


Heh... I wonder how many people flipped out when they saw today's paper (local one), and taking up most of the front page, above the fold: A picture of flags being burned.

Below the fold, of course, they mention that it's about proper disposal of worn flags. That and the caption's "A Proper Farewell to Old Glory".



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    Originally posted by drjayphd
      Originally posted by DrDirt
      And those of you who became uber patriotic and haven't taken you flag down since 9/11, please read the rules and regs reagrding proper flying and condition. Please.


    Heh... I wonder how many people flipped out when they saw today's paper (local one), and taking up most of the front page, above the fold: A picture of flags being burned.

    Below the fold, of course, they mention that it's about proper disposal of worn flags. That and the caption's "A Proper Farewell to Old Glory".


I was in Walmart last week and they had a promotion where you could bring in your old ratty flag for proper disposal and I think get a deal on a new one.

Edit to say I noticed a lot of people putting up flags at agencies last week have never been instructed how to properly fly a flag at half mast.

(edited by DrDirt on 14.6.04 1448)


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    Originally posted by DrDirt
    Edit to say I noticed a lot of people putting up flags at agencies last week have never been instructed how to properly fly a flag at half mast.
And it is really pathetic to boot. I have seen more than a few places with the US flag at half mast but the state flag at full mast. It took many of the local McDonald's franchsies until mid-week to get the memo. The Bob Evans restaurant near me put their flag back to full mast on Saturday after the funeral. It really makes me angry, but then again I was born in the birthplace of the flag.



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* * * * * * *

For decades, American had waged a Cold War, and few believed it could possibly end in our own lifetimes. The president was one of those few. And it was the vision and the will of Ronald Reagan that gave hope to the oppressed, shamed the oppressors and ended an evil empire . . . Ronald Reagan was more than a historic figure. He was a providential man who came along just when our nation and the world most needed him.

Fellow Americans, here lies a graceful and a gallant man.
- Dick Cheney, 6/9/2004


Reagan had a rare and prized gift called leadership, that ineffable and sometimes magical quality that sets some men and women apart so that millions will follow them as they conjure up grand visions and invite their countrymen to dream big and exciting dreams.-Brian Mulroney, 6/11/2004
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Well...I'm proud to say that I was born near the birthplace of Flag Day.

http://www.jsonline.com/ news/ozwash/jun04/236584.asp

My wife and both noticed the MANY flags that weren't flying at half-mast last week. Half the time it was because the establishments in question were being manned by teen-agers and no order had been given from their management to lower the flag.

HAPPY FLAG DAY - God Bless America






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You'd be surprised how many people in a military town leave their flags up 24/7, through rain and other inclement weather.

And how about the jerks with the flags attached to their cars, that have probably been there since they bought them after 9/11 and now are ratty and torn.



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Here in Canada...today is, of course, known as "June 14th."





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Let's hear it for June 14th!
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    Originally posted by Bullitt
    Here in Canada...today is, of course, known as "June 14th."


Can I remember that line when we in America celebrate "July 1st"? :-P



I expect you fans, you people here in LA to do what you do best. RIOT!
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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    You'd be surprised how many people in a military town leave their flags up 24/7, through rain and other inclement weather.

    And how about the jerks with the flags attached to their cars, that have probably been there since they bought them after 9/11 and now are ratty and torn.


If you have an all-weather flag, and have it lit at night, it's within the US Flag Code (USFlag.org) (which IS law, I believe) to fly it in inclement weather.

The Stars and Stripes not getting called on account of rain...I kind of like that. {/Foley in Have a Nice Day}

(EDIT: Spacing=your friend.)

(edited by The Thrill on 15.6.04 1427)


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You wanted the best, you got... Out of Context Quote of the Week.

"But if he plays a character where I will eventually be given the option to murder in some macabre fashion then I am all for it." (SeVen )


And how about the jerks with the flags attached to their cars, that have probably been there since they bought them after 9/11 and now are ratty and torn.

You won't believe (wait, maybe you will) how frayed some of the flags that I've seen are. At least my parents were smart enough to just get a sticker and put it on the door.

Which reminds me, I gotta ask why my neighbors were flying theirs upside-down for a couple of weeks...



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    Originally posted by drjayphd
    Which reminds me, I gotta ask why my neighbors were flying theirs upside-down for a couple of weeks...


They were surrendering?
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Wheel of Morality, turn turn turn. Tell us the lesson that we should learn.

    Originally posted by Von Erich
      Originally posted by drjayphd
      Which reminds me, I gotta ask why my neighbors were flying theirs upside-down for a couple of weeks...


    They were surrendering?


They were in grave danger?



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    Originally posted by gugs
      Originally posted by Von Erich
        Originally posted by drjayphd
        Which reminds me, I gotta ask why my neighbors were flying theirs upside-down for a couple of weeks...


      They were surrendering?


    They were in grave danger?


They were big fans of the Un-Americans gimmick...?
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    If you have an all-weather flag, and have it lit at night, it's within the US Flag Code (USFlag.org) (which IS law, I believe) to fly it in inclement weather.

    The Stars and Stripes not getting called on account of rain...I kind of like that. {/Foley in Have a Nice Day}

    (EDIT: Spacing=your friend.)

    (edited by The Thrill on 15.6.04 1427)


That is correct but most don't have them lit at all. I can live with that but please once they tatter take them down.



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By the way, how much longer are people supposed to fly the flags at half mast?

I don't think I've seen one this week at full staff.



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    Originally posted by odessasteps

    By the way, how much longer are people supposed to fly the flags at half mast?

    The flag shall be flown at half-staff 30 days from the death of the President or a former President; 10 days from the day of death of the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives; from the day of death until interment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a former Vice President, or the Governor of a State, territory, or possession; and on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress.
See http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html ...
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Since: 2.1.02
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    Originally posted by The Thrill
    If you have an all-weather flag, and have it lit at night, it's within the US Flag Code (USFlag.org) (which IS law, I believe) to fly it in inclement weather.


I don't think the US Flag code is law. http://www.snopes.com/ history/american/burnflag.asp




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