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 Can you staple a U.S. flag to a wall?
C-4  [Team Member]
6/25/2010 10:15:47 PM
I looked up flag display etiquette, but haven't found anything yet.

This flag is at a gym where my wife takes the kids.

Maybe you can staple it to a wall, but it just seems wrong.





I found this site in my search. The American Flag Wall of Shame. It's a good review of what NOT to do with the U.S. Flag:



This just isn't right!

Submitted by C.J.

"The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery." (Flag Code, Section 8d)



I took this picture at a Joan Shepp store in midtown Manhattan.

Submitted by N.P., Philadelphia, PA

"The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery." (Flag Code, Section 8d)



hydrant

Hillsboro installs flag-painted fake fire hydrant as "tribute" to deceased K-9. No disrespect intended...they say.

Submitted by Carl Collins

"The flag of the United States is any flag of the United States, or any part thereof, made of any substance, of any size, accurate or not, that is recognized as a flag by the reasonable observer." (Flag Code, Section 3)

"No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America." (Flag Code, Section 8)

"The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything." (Flag Code, Section 8h)



desk

I found this in a middle school, while I was judging a high school debate tournament.

Karl Ortmeyer

"Bunting of blue, white, and red ... should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general. (Flag Code, Section 8d)



sniff

Attached is a copy of U.S. Flag paper tissues.

Submitted by Tim, Alpharetta, GA

"It should not ... printed or otherwise impressed on ... anything that is designed for temporary use and discard." (Flag Code, Section 8i)

"No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America." (Flag Code, Section 8)

"The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything." (Flag Code, Section 8h)

"The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery." (Flag Code, Section 8d)
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Ridge_Runner_5  [Team Member]
6/25/2010 10:16:45 PM
I wouldn't. When I hung my 3x5' Gadsden flag on the wall, I used some 3M tacky strips to hold it up...worked perfectly.
nosliw  [Member]
6/25/2010 10:17:25 PM
I was always under the impression that a print of a flag isn't a flag unless it's in proper proportions.

I sure as hell wouldn't staple it.
SGocka  [Team Member]
6/25/2010 10:18:35 PM
If you want to hang a flag on your wall hang it vertical with the stars on the top left. I wouldn't staple through a flag.
hk45shooter  [Team Member]
6/25/2010 10:59:48 PM
Originally Posted By SGocka:
If you want to hang a flag on your wall hang it vertical with the stars on the top left. I wouldn't staple through a flag.


This.

From the booklet in the box of my new Annin flag:
When the flag is displayed on a wall, it should be displayed with the union uppermost & to the observer's left.
SD307  [Member]
6/25/2010 11:01:32 PM
It must also be free hanging.

I disagree witht he staples but I don't beleive it is agaist the standards.
LePew  [Member]
6/25/2010 11:45:41 PM
I don't think staples are a bad thing in themselves, but they should go through the reinforced portions of the luff and the fly, not in the main fabric of the flag...

Someone saw multiple layers of fabric and thought their staples wouldn't reach, and did a crappy job.

Good that they display the flag, but not so good that they didn't think it through.
Kodiak-AK  [Team Member]
6/25/2010 11:53:33 PM
Can ?
Yes.
Should ?
No.
Badseed  [Member]
6/25/2010 11:57:53 PM
In this day and age... I'm happy to see it stapled up. At least it's up.

I'm the only house within 3 square blocks that flies one...
C-4  [Team Member]
6/26/2010 2:24:58 PM
Originally Posted By LePew:
I don't think staples are a bad thing in themselves, but they should go through the reinforced portions of the luff and the fly, not in the main fabric of the flag...

Someone saw multiple layers of fabric and thought their staples wouldn't reach, and did a crappy job.

Good that they display the flag, but not so good that they didn't think it through.


That's what I was thinking.

Thanks for the responses.
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