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Posted: 10/20/2004 12:59:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 2:18:19 PM EST by FanoftheBlackRifle]
So I go to wallyworld, and on their flagpole below the stars 'n stripes is a POW flag....but its not the normal mostly black POW flag....this one is white, with the POW artwork set in a shield type design in the middle of the flag.

Anyone else seen these? WTF is up with changing it?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 11:18:15 AM EST
btt for the afternoon crew
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:34:42 PM EST
Hmm......I'm sure someone here knows....
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:37:02 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:39:28 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
I haven't seen this, but I believe that the all black flad is actually a universal symbol of anarchy and revolution, which is hardly conducive to the POW cause.



...Then why does the VFW fly that one?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:41:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 12:43:33 PM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:42:53 PM EST
So long as it is respectfully flown, does it matter?
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 12:44:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By Zaphod:
So long as it is respectfully flown, does it matter?



No...I guess not...but it is unusual.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:11:43 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:15:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
have your life threatened for so much as wearing a ball cap in MARPAT if you haven't been in the Marines.



OT:

I'm sorry, but what's wrong with wearing a ballcap in MARPAT? I'm serious, I really want to know.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:18:15 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sturmwehr:

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
have your life threatened for so much as wearing a ball cap in MARPAT if you haven't been in the Marines.



OT:

I'm sorry, but what's wrong with wearing a ballcap in MARPAT? I'm serious, I really want to know.




Please take the marpat discussion to another thread. I don't want this one to get locked.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:18:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/20/2004 1:19:34 PM EST by Lightning_P38]
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:19:52 PM EST
IBTMarpatL
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:20:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
according the powmia website there is NO white pow flag. the white on black is the ONLY recognised flag.

mike



Good to know, thanks.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:22:42 PM EST
The volunteer fire company I belong to has been flying the black flag for as long as I can remember. It is the proper one in my opinion
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:25:14 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
according the powmia website there is NO white pow flag. the white on black is the ONLY recognised flag.

mike




Hmmmmm. I think I may have seen a black-on-white one once.

I don't know. I can't see making an issue of it unless it's done in pink and baby blue or something....
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 1:58:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By The_Beer_Slayer:
according the powmia website there is NO white pow flag. the white on black is the ONLY recognised flag.

mike



I would think that the people at POWMIA would recognize any POW/MIA flag, as long as it reminds the masses that we have soldiers missing or held prisoner by our enemies.

I guess the look is more important than the message to some.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:17:09 PM EST
OK, sorry for the crappy pic, but it wasn't all that windy when I was out there.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:20:00 PM EST

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
OK, sorry for the crappy pic, but it wasn't all that windy when I was out there.

www.umr.edu/~bswaters/white_pow_flag.jpg



Heck, that looks absolutely respectful. I don't have a problem with that.

Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:20:49 PM EST
I've seen that one before, although I couldn't tell you where or when.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:23:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By Palo_Duro:

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
OK, sorry for the crappy pic, but it wasn't all that windy when I was out there.

www.umr.edu/~bswaters/white_pow_flag.jpg



Heck, that looks absolutely respectful. I don't have a problem with that.





Oh, I don't have a problem with it, it was just one of those WTF moments 'cuz i'd never seen that flag before.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:42:43 PM EST
Looks too much like the white flag of surrender to me...maybe it's a subtle protest...kind of like the governor ordering all flags at half mast whenever a state soldier is killed.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 2:49:59 PM EST
I don't see what the problem is?
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