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Posted: 8/11/2011 11:45:01 AM EDT
I have counted 9 flags in about a half a mile radious "not counting mine", whilst riding my bike. I was curious this morning if there are American flags in ARFcom neighborhoods? I see a lot of businesses displaying also. I am guessing thats about 10% of my immediate radious.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:46:36 AM EDT
[#1]
Only one on my block and its not me...
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:49:20 AM EDT
[#2]




Quoted:

Only one on my block and its not me...




Holy cow..and you're in Texas? To be fair, we have a lot of airmen in our neighborhood.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:52:13 AM EDT
[#3]
Zero in my neighborhood but we all know where we live.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:52:21 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:52:30 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:54:04 AM EDT
[#6]




Quoted:

Zero in my neighborhood but we all know where we live.




Chicago? Detroit? Los Angeles?
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:54:52 AM EDT
[#7]
None in our neighborhood. Fucking HOA bans flags.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:56:06 AM EDT
[#8]




Quoted:

My wife's beloved official made in the USA from LaRue Tactical American flag is the only one I see in my neighborhood. I had to have another talk with her about leaving it out after dark and in the rain and stuff but she loves that flag. I got home before her earlier this week and put it out and she was all excited to see it when she got home. She bought the flag and the pole (also made in the USA after she looked all over) herself with no prompting from me. I did put up a new (and made in China but don't tell her) flag pole holder as the one we had was too small.



One of our neighbors ciriculated some weird flyer explaining that it was only appropriate to fly the flag on certain days and listing when that was. She's a realtor and I don't know if she has some strange theory about flags affecting property values or something. My wife through it away (I think to avoid me causing trouble) so I am not 100% sure of what it said.




Nice Aim..I think it's "appropiate" 24/7, 365 days a year imo. Fly it high and fly it now is my motto!
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:59:02 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:59:25 AM EDT
[#10]
Not sure about the neighborhood other than the cul-de-sac that I live on.
There are five houses - two of us fly our flags every day, another two on "special holidays", and I have never seen the last house ever fly the flag.
Edit for stupid spelling/grammar (it's There not Their)...
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:59:40 AM EDT
[#11]
There's enough to remind me that I live in the United States. In case I ever forget.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:59:45 AM EDT
[#12]
Zero. But I live in NJ. Which seems to be a separate communist state. Flying the american flag may be illegal here.

Let me check the NJ codes. Oh, here it is. It has to be less than 15 inches, not contain any evil features like stars or stripes, contain some sort of child safety lock, and require a permit to purchase. Only one flag may be purchased per month.  All permit proceeds must be used to fund socially disadvantaged welfare recipients.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 11:59:54 AM EDT
[#13]
There are at least 5+ on my street alone.  I'll try counting them in the next few days.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:01:31 PM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:

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Nice Aim..I think it's "appropiate" 24/7, 365 days a year imo. Fly it high and fly it now is my motto!


If anyone needs a flag: http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=482 It's a nice flag the stitching is good and the colors are bright.


It fades too fast...  There's a UV spray that will help retain the colors, and I need to get one for the new flag.

ETA: on my street...6
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:04:10 PM EDT
[#15]
2 others after mine
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:04:57 PM EDT
[#16]
Other than ours, there are a few homes with flags in our neighborhood.

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Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:05:14 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:06:16 PM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:

Quoted:
Zero in my neighborhood but we all know where we live.


Chicago? Detroit? Los Angeles?


South Carolina

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:06:56 PM EDT
[#19]
Too many to count!
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:08:05 PM EDT
[#20]
3, plus a Navy Jack and a Gadsden
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:09:24 PM EDT
[#21]
None.... We do however have 2 don't tread on my flags hanging on different houses.  I live in a pretty liberal small town so everybody hates it. Lol
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:11:39 PM EDT
[#22]
Quoted:
None in our neighborhood. Fucking HOA bans flags.


WTF  

One flag- mine.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:14:09 PM EDT
[#23]



Quoted:


None in our neighborhood. Fucking HOA bans flags.


No they don't.

 
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:14:31 PM EDT
[#24]
Only 5 total that fly regularly.



On my street it's me and the neighbor down the street. My parents live on the next street and they are the only one to fly their flag.




Our neighborhood watch captain fly the US flag, A Gadsden and a Texas flag.




The guy at the end of my street flies a Mexican flag and a chick at the front of the neighborhood flies a Canadian flag.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:15:57 PM EDT
[#25]
More houses than not. One down the street even flies a Gadsden.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:16:29 PM EDT
[#26]
If YOU fly Old Glory, how about at half-mast tomorrow, to honor our most-recently lost Servicemembers?

FYI- when flying Her half-mast, the proper way is to raise Her at the normal brisk pace, then lower slowly to half.

On Retreat, raise slowly to the top and then lower slowly. (probably preaching to the choir here)

One of my favorite weeks during over 22 years of Army Service was as the NCOIC of the Post Flag Detail.. an Honor for me to further Honor My Country
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:19:15 PM EDT
[#27]
3 including mine
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:19:17 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:19:21 PM EDT
[#29]



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Nice Aim..I think it's "appropiate" 24/7, 365 days a year imo. Fly it high and fly it now is my motto!




If anyone needs a flag: http://stores.homestead.com/Laruetactical/Detail.bok?no=482 It's a nice flag the stitching is good and the colors are bright.




It fades too fast... There's a UV spray that will help retain the colors, and I need to get one for the new flag.




Oh, do you have one? It does have a year guarantee. You know if it starts to look faded we'll buy another one and I'll give the old one to one you guys who doesn't have one.



if you remember the name of the UV spray can you e-mail me?


I took down the flag I bought from LaRue and my son and I folded it up nicely.  I think it was more than a year since I got it...real nice quality, BTW, it's just that the sun can be brutal on fabrics without UV protectant.  

 



Email sent!
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:19:59 PM EDT
[#30]
Four, including mine.  My street is pretty short.  Retired Air Force guy across the street, Marine a few houses down (He flies the US flag and the Marine Corps flag on a nice lighted pole.) and a guy I don't know at the far end of the street (He flies a US flag and a POW/MIA flag.).
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:22:17 PM EDT
[#31]
Quoted:
If YOU fly Old Glory, how about at half-mast tomorrow, to honor our most-recently lost Servicemembers?

FYI- when flying Her half-mast, the proper way is to raise Her at the normal brisk pace, then lower slowly to half.

On Retreat, raise slowly to the top and then lower slowly. (probably preaching to the choir here)

One of my favorite weeks during over 22 years of Army Service was as the NCOIC of the Post Flag Detail.. an Honor for me to further Honor My Country


Thank you. I was going to ask this in a post the other day.

Btw, 10 US flags, 2 Gadsdens and 1 Aussie. In CA of all places.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:32:23 PM EDT
[#32]
In about a 5 block radius here, there are about 12-15 flags. All are  US flags, but there's also a USMC flag and a Navy flag.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:35:03 PM EDT
[#33]
1, Mine.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:44:06 PM EDT
[#34]
One that I can see. It's waving in the breeze from the second floor roof.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:47:20 PM EDT
[#35]





Quoted:



If YOU fly Old Glory, how about at half-mast tomorrow, to honor our most-recently lost Servicemembers?





FYI- when flying Her half-mast, the proper way is to raise Her at the normal brisk pace, then lower slowly to half.





On Retreat, raise slowly to the top and then lower slowly. (probably preaching to the choir here)





One of my favorite weeks during over 22 years of Army Service was as the NCOIC of the Post Flag Detail.. an Honor for me to further Honor My Country



If you don't have a traditional vertical flagpole, but instead use the angled off the house short pole, the appropriate half staff/mast solution is a black ribbon - hung from the top of the pole:

 








Where half-staffing is not appropriate: for indoor and permanently-mounted flags or outdoor flags on very short staffs. It is recommended an older mode of expressing mourning. Attach black ribbons to the flag-staff (above the flag but below the finial). A black ribbon no more than 10% as wide as the flag itself, but twice as long as the flag, can be tied with a knot or bow at its center so that the two resulting parts that hang down are each as long as the flag.



 
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:49:11 PM EDT
[#36]

Only mine
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:49:57 PM EDT
[#37]
One out of every 5 houses or so.  My sub division is about a mile long not sure how many house exactly.  One guy has a Gadsden flag with a small NRA logo on it.  
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:54:23 PM EDT
[#38]
Out of a neighborhood of 120ish homes I would say there is usually 10-12 Flags up (including mine) the number does go up for the aforementioned "appropriate days" to fly Old Glory.  Those dates are there NOT as an ONLY should fly but more of an encouragement to fly it on those days (Memorial Day, 4th of July etc).

Couple of USMC, POW/MIA and a Manchester United.  I would fly the Gadsden flag as well but don't have a pole set up just an anchor to the side of the house.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:56:57 PM EDT
[#39]
1 US flag and 1 Gadsden nearby, but it's the same house.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 12:57:38 PM EDT
[#40]
Mine and... um... mine.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:00:25 PM EDT
[#41]

There are about four Gadsden's on my street, but no S&S that I can think of. It's an anomaly. Most homes in a 1/2 mi radius don't have a flag of any kind, unless its the flag that represents their alma mater.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:01:18 PM EDT
[#42]
Quoted:
My wife's beloved official made in the USA from LaRue Tactical American flag is the only one I see in my neighborhood. I had to have another talk with her about leaving it out after dark and in the rain and stuff but she loves that flag. I got home before her earlier this week and put it out and she was all excited to see it when she got home. She bought the flag and the pole (also made in the USA after she looked all over) herself with no prompting from me. I did put up a new (and made in China but don't tell her) flag pole holder as the one we had was too small.

One of our neighbors ciriculated some weird flyer explaining that it was only appropriate to fly the flag on certain days and listing when that was. She's a realtor and I don't know if she has some strange theory about flags affecting property values or something. My wife threw it away (I think to avoid me causing trouble) so I am not 100% sure of what it said.


If it's an all-season/weather flag and you have a light on it at night(the light needs to be dedicated for the flag only) she's okay.  I bought a solar spotlight that stays pointed at mine.


@ OP- only 2 other flags other than mine going 1/2 mile in each direction.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:11:56 PM EDT
[#43]
I have a WW2 Vet a street over that flies a total of 12 US flags plus a US Army flag and a USAF flag, he was a waist gunner Lib's.



On my street there are 6 plus my Marine Corps Colors, a Navy Flag and Sterling Price Flag.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:15:50 PM EDT
[#44]
One in my neighborhood, mine...unless it's the 4th of July....then maybe 8 or 10 scattered around.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:16:28 PM EDT
[#45]
Yo mama
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:19:45 PM EDT
[#46]
I have to add a POW/MIA flag as well.
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:21:16 PM EDT
[#47]
There isn't a single one around here.

Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:22:35 PM EDT
[#48]
Quoted:
There isn't a single one around here.




Any Volvos or Saabs?



Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:39:07 PM EDT
[#49]
There's one permanent flag a block away. Owner even has a floodlight so it can fly at night!
Link Posted: 8/11/2011 1:39:42 PM EDT
[#50]
Quoted:
Quoted:
There isn't a single one around here.




Any Volvos or Saabs?





Everywhere.
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