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FLAG Etiquette

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by -Rage-, Aug 28, 2002.

  1. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 28

    Salute the flag...
    When it is six paces from the viewer and hold it until the flag has passed six paces beyond. Salute the flag at the first note of the National Anthem and hold the salute until the last note is played. Never use a flag as a decoration – use bunting.

    When in civilian attire...
    MEN remove hats and hold at left shoulder with hand over heart; without hat, place right hand, palm open, over heart. WOMEN should place right hand, palm open, over heart. When in athletic clothing, face the flag or music, remove hat or cap and stand at attention; a hand salute is not given.

    When marching...
    Carry the flag on the right in any procession or parade. If there are many other flags, carry the flag in the front center position.

    If you are carrying a flag...
    Hold the flag at a slight angle from your body. You can also carry it with one hand and rest it on your right shoulder.

    On a vehicle...
    Attach the flag to the antenna or clamp the flagstaff to the right fender. Do not lay the flag over the vehicle.

    On a building...
    Hang the flag on a staff or on a rope over the sidewalk with the stars away from the building.

    Over the street...
    Hang the flag with the stars to the east on a north- south street or north on an east-west street.

    Above other flags...
    Hang the flag above any other flag on the same pole.

    Other flags, separate poles...
    Hang all flags on equal poles. Hang the U.S. flag on its own right, hoist it first and lower it last.

    In a window...
    Hang the flag vertically with the stars to the left of anyone looking at it from the street.

    This is a sign of mourning. Raise the flag to the top of the pole then lower it to the half way point. Before lowering the flag, raise it to the top again at the end of the day.

    Upside down...
    An upside-down flag is considered a distress signal.

    Multiple staffs...
    If you display the flag on a staff with other flags around it, place the flag at the center and highest point. Crossed staffs - Keep the flagstaff higher and on its own right.

    Behind a speaker...
    Hang the flag flat on the wall. Do not decorate the podium or table with the flag. Use bunting for decoration.

    Next to a speaker...
    Place the flag in a stand on the speaker’s right. Use the same placement for a religious service.

    In a hall or lobby...
    Hang the flag vertically across from the main entrance with the stars to the left of anyone coming through the door.

    On a casket...
    Drape the flag with its canton at the head and over the left shoulder of the body. Do not lower the flag into the grave.


    even more:
  2. -Rage-

    -Rage- 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Apr 12, 2001 Messages: 10,006 Likes Received: 28

    Sec. 8. Respect for flag

    No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of
    America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.
    Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags
    are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
    (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except
    as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or
    (B) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the
    ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
    © The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but
    always aloft and free.
    (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.
    (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in
    such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in
    any way.
    (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
    (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of
    it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design,
    picture, or drawing of any nature.
    (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving,
    holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
    (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.
    (j) No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic
    uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military
    personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations.
    The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living
    thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on
    the left lapel near the heart.
    (k) 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.
  3. GLIK$

    GLIK$ Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 23, 2002 Messages: 22,277 Likes Received: 117
  4. dahighlifdhl

    dahighlifdhl Senior Member

    Joined: May 4, 2002 Messages: 1,430 Likes Received: 0
    i pledge alligance to the blah blah blah
    one neighborhood invinsible and blah blah blah
  5. Agt. Adopus

    Agt. Adopus Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 30, 2001 Messages: 202 Likes Received: 0
    fuck nationalist propaganda.... in order to enter my room you have to walk on the flag.... It's on the floor in the hallway leading into my room.
  6. jah

    jah Elite Member

    Joined: Dec 30, 2001 Messages: 2,705 Likes Received: 2

    hahaha. i think i used to think they were saying "invisible" when we had to pledge allegiance....to the flag....of the united states of america.....

  7. NoEZ

    NoEZ New Jack

    Joined: Dec 25, 2001 Messages: 0 Likes Received: 0
    im gonna drive around the city and throw flags around so they TOUCH THE GROUND!!!...oh nooooooooo..doooonnnnttttt...and tehyll all be on fire...muhahahahahahaha...im gonna go now...
  8. --zeSto--

    --zeSto-- Guest

    to rework what I heard Gov. Jesse Ventura say last night...

    If you purchase and item, you own it.
    If you choose to destroy your own property,
    without risking the safetey and property of others,
    then that's your right.

    If you buy a flag, you own it.
  9. Kr430n5_666

    Kr430n5_666 Banned

    Joined: Oct 6, 2004 Messages: 19,229 Likes Received: 30
  10. Pistol

    Pistol Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 12, 2001 Messages: 19,363 Likes Received: 299
    wow great!