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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 6/19/2001 8:40:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/19/2001 8:38:24 PM EDT by Smalls]
I love my country. I also love seeing Americans fly their flags proudly in their front yard. On my drive to work every morning I see about 5 flags all torn, tattered and severely sun faded. Is this still a show of patriotism? Just curious on what everyone else thinks on this. Semper Fi Smalls
Link Posted: 6/19/2001 9:45:51 PM EDT
I don't like seeing a tattered flag but it is better than not flying one. IMHO
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 5:53:43 AM EDT
A battle worn flag is one thing, neglect is another. Norm
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 7:01:51 AM EDT
My father-in-law has a thirty foot flagpole in his yard. When his flag is tattered, I buy him a new one. However, I would rather see a tattered one that not one at all.
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 7:53:16 AM EDT
I dont like seeing a tattered,faded flag and wonder when the flag will be replaced.I dont like seeing the flag left up in the rain. What gets me is how little some people know about the care of Ol Glory. How many folks here have seen a marshall or military flag (gold trim)in a court room behind the judge's bench? Why is a marshall flag on display in a civilian courtroom?
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 8:00:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By rebelyell: I dont like seeing a tattered,faded flag and wonder when the flag will be replaced.I dont like seeing the flag left up in the rain. What gets me is how little some people know about the care of Ol Glory.
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Ditto, Americans don't know how to care for a the flag these days, the just run it up and pat themselves on the back for being patriotic. Flags should not fly in the rain or at night unless they are lighted. But, I rather see a tattered flag than no flag, even if it is commie bastards flying it.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 8:48:43 AM EDT
Sorry, gentlemen, I disagree. Better not to fly it at all than to fly it in poor condition. That's active contempt. My wife and I have made a project of contacting owners of tattered flags and asking them to take them down and replace them. With a little persistance and a polite attitude, we're running about a 90% success rate. My question to the board is, if you really feel this way, how many have you approached about the condition of their flags?
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 9:19:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Celt: Sorry, gentlemen, I disagree. Better not to fly it at all than to fly it in poor condition. That's active contempt. My wife and I have made a project of contacting owners of tattered flags and asking them to take them down and replace them. With a little persistance and a polite attitude, we're running about a 90% success rate. My question to the board is, if you really feel this way, how many have you approached about the condition of their flags?
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I have stopped on the side of the road and pulled Old Glory from someones trash to properly dispose of it. How do you go about talking with people about replacing their flags? 90% rate is pretty good. Good job. Semper Fi Smalls
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 9:45:16 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 10:35:52 AM EDT
Thank you Ed Sr.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 10:47:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2001 10:45:27 AM EDT by Celt]
Posted by smalls: How do you go about talking with people about replacing their flags?
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Depending on where it is I either stroll in and askfor who's in charge, or write a letter. I find most of them claim they didn't mean any disrespect, they just weren't thinking. I've got my doubts about that, but as long as they replace it I don't care.
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 10:54:01 AM EDT
[/quote] Depending on where it is I either stroll in and askfor who's in charge, or write a letter. I find most of them claim they didn't mean any disrespect, they just weren't thinking. I've got my doubts about that, but as long as they replace it I don't care. [/quote] Thanks I'll start writing letters too. Semper Fi Smalls
Link Posted: 6/26/2001 10:55:46 AM EDT
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