We face many challenges in our push for peace. One of them should not be harassment for how we fly our flag (or if we chose NOT to fly our flag). Recently a CODEPINK coordinator has been hassled for NOT flying the flag in a peace march - so I thought I check it out.
The link below will take you the best information on flag etiquette:
Some interesting notes:
1. Even the President himself has been associated with several flag code violations. After September 11th, a carpet with the image of the flag was placed at the Ground Zero memorial. Not only did the President and the First Lady have their picture taken while standing on the flag carpet, the small carpet was also in direct violation of Section 8b of the Flag Code that states: “The flag should never touch anything beneath it, including the ground.”
2.If your flag needs to be retired, it should be disposed of in a dignified manner with all due respect. Section 8k of the Flag Code states: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” - didn't congress pass a law "against" flag burning - shows what they know.
3. - An upside down flag is a distress signal -
The third rule of etiquette tells us that we should fly our flag upside down until this president is removed from office, until we stop attacking countries who never attacked us, until our constitution is restored and our American rights are restored and until we bring our soldiers home to protect us, on American soil, should we need them.
For me, I always have an inverted American flag with me. This is my country and I love her. I will never abandon her.
I hope you will all go to the site above and learn about the flag. Then, the next time anyone gives you trouble about "flag issues" you will know what to say. And, you will probably find out that, like President Bush himself, most Americans don't have a clue what to do with the flag they are supporting.
Peace for America, Peace for the World Lydia