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Unread 05-27-2015, 01:56 PM   #1
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Flying the US Flag



With the recent issues with flag stomping a T shirt with the flag upside down It got me thinking about how most people fly our flag incorrectly. Recently I saw this ad which is in complete violation with the US Code governing flying the US Flag. So I wrote them a letter.




In accordance with United States Flag code you are disrespecting the flag by
not displaying it correctly as it is draped over the back of a Jeep in your
Memorial day advertisement. I am sure this was an oversight on your part
but if it means anything to you I am sure you will fix this.

U.S. Code
§175. Position and manner of display
b) The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a
vehicle or of a railroad train or a boat. When the flag is displayed on a
motorcar, the staff shall be fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the
right fender.

§176. Respect for flag
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the
floor, water, or merchandise.
(d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.
It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always
allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with
the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used
for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for
decoration in general.

Thank you,





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Unread 05-28-2015, 04:52 AM   #2
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My pet peeve is the "patriots" who fly the flag in the front yard 24/7 no lights and only take it down when it is so ragged and faded that you can't tell what it was in the first place.

If the flag is flown at night it needs to be lit and it should be replaced when it STARTS to become worn.
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Unread 05-28-2015, 06:38 AM   #3
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They did reply. When you go to their page the picture is still there.

Hello Ross,

I will be happy to assist you with your concerns. I do apologize and we never ment to disrespect the United States Flag. I did notify our marketing department and we will have it changed.

Thank You,
- Rav

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Unread 05-29-2015, 02:20 AM   #4
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My pet peeve is the "patriots" who fly the flag in the front yard 24/7 no lights and only take it down when it is so ragged and faded that you can't tell what it was in the first place.

If the flag is flown at night it needs to be lit and it should be replaced when it STARTS to become worn.
That drives me nuts but I've seen much, much worse. There are at least a couple of locals who have nailed a huge flag to the side of their barns/sheds and not only don't light them at night but rain and snow have apparently caused either mold or leeching of the paint/stain on the building into the flag.

Those folks think all you do with a flag is display it and you're patriotic. They don't seem to "get" the concept of respect.
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Unread 05-29-2015, 07:18 AM   #5
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The image in the add is still running, I guess Rav is full of it.
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Unread 05-29-2015, 11:28 AM   #6
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It took me several months, many emails and some badgering to get the company I work at to remove their corporate flag from the same pole they were flying the US Flag from. Thankfully they came to see the light and took their flag down. They were to cheap to erect another pole for the company flag but I don't care. What bugged the hell outta me was my manager at that point was USAF Ret. and was all like, "Well we'll have to wait for corporate approval first."

Seriously!?
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Seems like extreme terrain or the ones I have reached there just has no respect for the US Flag.
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I was always told according to the US flag Code, never to use the flag in an advertisement of any kind, regardless of how it is displayed.

Sadly, that is violated all the time.
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I was always told according to the US flag Code, never to use the flag in an advertisement of any kind, regardless of how it is displayed.

Sadly, that is violated all the time.
It is never to be printed on anything disposable. This printed on a box designed to be to thrown away would be a violation of the code.
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Unread 05-29-2015, 12:44 PM   #10
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(i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.


Pretty clear to me.
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Unread 05-30-2015, 12:44 AM   #11
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Maybe they should show a flag draped coffin so people actually think about the point of Memorial Day. At least you guys seem to get it.
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