Setting Fire to the American Flag

With the first official flag holiday approaching, it is time to take a look at the flags we own.  The flags many of us hold dear should be inspected for cleanliness and damage.  A dirty flag should be washed and ironed before being placed into use.

A damaged flag should be burned.  The flag should be given to a local chapter of the VFW or Boy Scouts for a proper retirement ceremony where it is not shredded, not buried, but properly disposed of by fire.

I can hear the sputtering now.  How dare I?  My response is, “check with the local VFW.”  I know my flag etiquette. It was something they used to teach in elementary school way back when they still did duck and cover drills for when the commies nuked us.

I want to cry at the disrespect shown by so-called patriots who just abuse the flag right and left in their right-wing zeal.

  • Never fly a flag at night, unless it is well-lit.
  • Never fly a flag during bad weather, even at half-mast.
  • Never fly a torn or tattered flag.
  • Never let the flag touch the ground.

 And the biggest no-no,

  • Never walk on the flag.

About Julirose

Amateur word arranger, avid number cruncher, and science fiction and fantasy enthusiast.
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