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Posted: 10/3/2001 1:06:11 PM EDT
I did a google search and found numerious sites describing flag etiquette. [url]http://www.quinnflags.com/flag_etiquette.htm[/url] [url]http://www.usflag.org/flag.etiquette.html[/url] [B]Why is there a custom to illuminate the flag at night? Out of respect?[/b]
However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
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I see many flags in the neighborhood flying 24/7 and about 1/2 are illuminated at night. I also heard it must be a direct light not indirect light.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 1:27:45 PM EDT
I don't know, but I'll guess it goes back to the Star Spangled Banner. Through the Rockets red glare... Direct illumination means you never have to wonder if the "flag is still there."
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 2:56:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Chaingun:[B]Why is there a custom to illuminate the flag at night? Out of respect?[/b]
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Yeah, respect.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 3:00:27 PM EDT
Here in Texas, it is a law. It is probably so you can see it. GG
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 3:30:03 PM EDT
It's more than an etiquette, it's a law. According to the flag code. [url]http://www.usflag.org/us.code36.html#174[/url]
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 6:13:34 PM EDT
I hate seeing the trashed flags flying on some vehicles. If you are going to fly something on your car, use red, white & blue ribbon.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 6:23:26 PM EDT
Ya! But what do you do about it? I've seen [b]ASSHOLES[/b] "flying" the flag on a fence with the bottom kissing the ground, flags flown backwards, wrapped around their bodies.... Sometimes ignorance is spelled disrespect.
Link Posted: 10/3/2001 10:28:17 PM EDT
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