For those that were strong on flag code.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
For those that were strong on flag code.
26
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 6:42am

For those that were very adamant about following the flag code...go watch the WH festivities.


Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 6:54am

Here were some of the comments:


It's a law with no penalties. One would think those "great Americans" would abide by the law, penalty or not, when it comes to properly displaying our flag. From your link, "rather the Code functions simply as a guide to be voluntarily followed by
civilians and civilian groups." One would think they would be more than happy to show their respect to the flag by following the law. I wonder why they don't.


...


~One would think those "great Americans" would abide by the law, penalty or not, when it comes to properly displaying our flag.~


Yes.


...


Yes, I realize it is voluntary in that there are no penalties for failure to follow this particular law. I do question, though, all those law and order folks who can't be bothered with this one, though, even after having learned that it is disrespectful as well as against the law.



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 8:44am

I didn't see a parade or any other "festivities" yesterday so I can't comment on that.

I still don't like all the flag stuff. I noted all the flag merchandise at Target the other day and just cringed inside. I don't have a problem with wearing red, white, and blue, just don't have a flag on your person (unless it's a lapel pin, and fly a flag on your house or flag pole.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 8:52am
Sorry you cringed, but do respect that you feel that way.





iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 8:54am
Thanks. It hasn't changed in years and it's something I have to deal with every single year since I was a kid and first learned about the flag code. I really wish more people were taught about it...or banish the darn thing altogether. :-)
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 11:35am

Am assuming the "go watch the White House festivities" was rhetorical, not literal. ;-)

I was taught that wearing the flag is wrong. The armed forces apparently has a much more rigorous attitude towards proper care and display of the flag.

BTW, in DoD theaters overseas during the late sixties and early seventies, the national anthem was played while a short clip of a waving flag was displayed on the theater screen; before the start of every show AND on every day. Maybe they still do. It took me years to control the programmed response to rise from my seat and stand at attention in a civilian theater.

While the White House staff can't control civilian 4th of July celebrators (who were probably NOT making a inflammatory statement as might have been the case on el Cinco de Mayo) like it might armed forces personnel, am thinking that White House staff should not be violating flag code themselves. Did they?

Jabberwocka

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-16-2005
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 11:38am

Actually, the WH festivities were posted in video and pictures on ABC and CBS, so it wasn't rhetorical.


iVillage Member
Registered: 12-02-2009
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 12:11pm

It's ignorance. That's all it is. The people committing the acts likely feel they are being respectful and honoring the flag and have no idea they're in violation of the flag code.

What to do? Either educate people and enforce the rule or get rid of the rule. I'm a rule follower--even when I don't actually care for the rule.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-01-2010
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 12:26pm

I haven't viewed stuff re: your festivities, either.

Possibly some parents and others don't know about the Code, and some know and don't care, pretty much exactly the impression I got from the previous thread.

As an aside, the Queen was here yesterday :)

xo

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-24-2007
Mon, 07-05-2010 - 5:42pm
I took the kids to the pool here on post last week, and there was a woman that was wearing a flag string bikini (the skimpy kind). She was obviously an Army wife/soldier, and I thought about the discussion we all had here a while back. It just looked inappropriate IMO..... and I'm not saying that because she was a 40ish year old with a playboy body, and I was jealous... LOL

 


 



Powered by CGISpy.com 


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-03-2009
Tue, 07-06-2010 - 9:10am

Didn't watch news on July 4. If I was discussing a visual here, would provide a link for other posters so they'd know exactly what was being referenced.

******shrugs shoulders****I don't know what your experience was like growing up. I lived on or around military installations from the mid-50's until 1980. Went to DoD schools overseas. At least in junior high, students were required to assemble after getting off the buses and observe the raising of the flag. Times may have changed.

But my question still stands. Did White House staff ignore flag code?

Jabberwocka

Pages