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Unread 04-11-2011, 07:15 AM
 
Location: On the coast, east of the everglades.
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Interesting tip today, Pam.
I notice that they say the flag should not be used as a covering or decoration, but am I correct in thinking that I've seen the flag covering caskets of soldiers and presidents?
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Unread 04-11-2011, 07:18 AM
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I was never sure if I should put my hand over my heart.

Glad to know I should!
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Unread 04-11-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Wonderful tips and reminders, Pam.

People in my part of the country are very respectful of the flag and almost all of them follow proper flag and National Anthem etiquette at gatherings or parades.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Out there somewhere...
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Being a veteran myself, I am so appalled at the dis-respect our flag gets and how many people do not know flag etiquette.
Pam, great tip, and should be posted the day before each holiday, that the flag is normally flown, to remind those of this important honor.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Puposky MN
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Good tips Pam!
I used to work the evening shift with an ex-marine, and we had to take the flag down at dusk. He drilled a lot of these into my head, and taught me the correct way to fold it also. We sat down one day and made a diagram for our days off so everyone else would be doing it correctly too!
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Unread 04-11-2011, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Great tips Pam! I knew most of those, but needed to be reminded on a few of them. My father is a veteran and my grandfather was a veteran so I was taught at an early age to have respect for our nation's flag.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 02:36 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Great tips Pam! I knew most of those, but needed to be reminded on a few of them. My father is a veteran and my grandfather was a veteran so I was taught at an early age to have respect for our nation's flag.
Same here, TTD.
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Unread 04-11-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Valparaiso, IN
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Interesting tip today, Pam.
I notice that they say the flag should not be used as a covering or decoration, but am I correct in thinking that I've seen the flag covering caskets of soldiers and presidents?
Caskets are the one exception to draping the flag. The caskets of veterans, current soldiers and presidents may be draped with the flag, but the flag should never be lowered with the casket. Good question!
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Unread 04-11-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Puposky MN
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[quote=PJ8;18682252]Caskets are the one exception to draping the flag. The caskets of veterans, current soldiers and presidents may be draped with the flag, but the flag should never be lowered with the casket. Good question![/quote]

It's given to the spouse/next living family member of the deceased isn't it?
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Unread 04-11-2011, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Abilene, Texas
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Caskets are the one exception to draping the flag. The caskets of veterans, current soldiers and presidents may be draped with the flag, but the flag should never be lowered with the casket. Good question![/quote]

It's given to the spouse/next living family member of the deceased isn't it?
Yeah, I think that's the standard procedure. At my grandfather's funeral they gave the flag on his casket to my grandmother.
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