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weird

Henderson, TX

#21 Apr 17, 2013
So..has this been reported yet, and if not, who would you report, it to?

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#22 Apr 17, 2013
USA-1 wrote:
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This is TRUTH from the Veterans of Foreign Wars:
When flags or pennants of states, cities or societies are flown on the same halyard with the Flag of the U.S.A., the latter should always be at the peak. When flown from adjacent staffs, the U.S. Flag should be hoisted first and lowered last.
Whatever you witnessed in Ohio was still INCORRECT. The Stars and Stripes is ALWAYS the highest flag flown. The exception to this rule is during church services conducted by a naval chaplain at sea, when the church pennant may be flown above the Flag during church services for navy personnel (Sec 3, c of Public Law 107).
Note the use of the word "should" and the absence of the word "shall". "Should" insinuates that it is normal protocol but not necessarily a protocol bound by any law. And old Sterling still thinks some posters on this board need to lighten up and stop taking everything so freaking serious. Once again....Thank ya....thank ya very much....ya have been a beautiful audience.
Ward Burton

Carthage, TX

#23 Apr 17, 2013
Sterling Marlin wrote:
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The folks bellyaching about someone flying "The Star of David" on Israels Independence Day. Now if they had that flag flying above an Earnhardt Sr flag ya would have yourself a problem.
Couldn't agree more!
BBHC

United States

#24 Apr 17, 2013
USA-1 wrote:
<quoted text>This is TRUTH from the Veterans of Foreign Wars:
When flags or pennants of states, cities or societies are flown on the same halyard with the Flag of the U.S.A., the latter should always be at the peak. When flown from adjacent staffs, the U.S. Flag should be hoisted first and lowered last.

Whatever you witnessed in Ohio was still INCORRECT. The Stars and Stripes is ALWAYS the highest flag flown. The exception to this rule is during church services conducted by a naval chaplain at sea, when the church pennant may be flown above the Flag during church services for navy personnel (Sec 3, c of Public Law 107).
This verifies what I said. The "US Flag filed highest" only applies when flags are flown FROM THE SAME POLE.
One time

United States

#25 Apr 17, 2013
BBHC wrote:
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This verifies what I said. The "US Flag filed highest" only applies when flags are flown FROM THE SAME POLE.
* flied
BBHC

Spring, TX

#26 Apr 17, 2013
*flies
christian

United States

#27 Apr 21, 2013
how is it disrespectful to fly an israeli flag.
USA-1

Henderson, TX

#28 Apr 21, 2013
christian wrote:
how is it disrespectful to fly an israeli flag.
Read my other posts about the CORRECT way to fly a flag. NO FLAG shall be flown above the Stars and Stripes (with one exception). The Islaeli flag can be flown with NO DISRESPECT, as long as OUR flag is highest. And I can only assume you're an American. If you are, you should KNOW the rules and regulations.
BBHC

London, UK

#29 Apr 22, 2013
USA-1 wrote:
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Read my other posts about the CORRECT way to fly a flag. NO FLAG shall be flown above the Stars and Stripes (with one exception). The Islaeli flag can be flown with NO DISRESPECT, as long as OUR flag is highest. And I can only assume you're an American. If you are, you should KNOW the rules and regulations.
Wrong. "No flag shall fly above the US flag" and " the "US flag shall be highest" are two separate issues which you have confused. There is no rule about the US flag being the highest when flown with other flags from separate flag poles. The only restriction is that the US flag has to be in the position of honor (its own right). The US flag does fly highest when the flags in question are flown FROM THE SAME FLAGPOLE. There is no rule about Texas getting to fly the Lone Star flag the same height a the US flag and the other states not. That's just a Texanism that's been handed down.
USA-1

Henderson, TX

#30 Apr 22, 2013
BBHC wrote:
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Wrong. "No flag shall fly above the US flag" and " the "US flag shall be highest" are two separate issues which you have confused. There is no rule about the US flag being the highest when flown with other flags from separate flag poles. The only restriction is that the US flag has to be in the position of honor (its own right). The US flag does fly highest when the flags in question are flown FROM THE SAME FLAGPOLE. There is no rule about Texas getting to fly the Lone Star flag the same height a the US flag and the other states not. That's just a Texanism that's been handed down.
I'm just quoting what I have in a "Etiquette of the Stars and Stripes" booklet that I was given by the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Rule #20 (in the booklet) reads as follows:

When a number of flags of states or cities, or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs with the U. S. Flag, the latter should be at the center and highest point of the group (Sec. 3, e).

Yes, I'm proud of the Texas flag but I still don't think it is to be flown at the SAME height as the Stars and Stripes. Next time I see a veteran or someone who KNOWS the rules of flags, I'll clarify it with him or her.
BBHC

London, UK

#31 Apr 23, 2013
USA-1 wrote:
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Next time I see a veteran or someone who KNOWS the rules of flags, I'll clarify it with him or her.
You already have. I'm a veteran and I'm interested in vexillology.
USA-1

Henderson, TX

#32 Apr 23, 2013
Hmmmmmm.....it has been said that everyone should learn one new thing a day and today I learned a new word. Vexillology: the study of flags.

Thanks! You probably do well on Jeopardy!, don't you?
hne

Henderson, TX

#33 Apr 24, 2013
He would if they accepted his bullshit and wikipedia knowledge on EVERY subject. I've yet to see a topic that he was not an expert on.

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