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Rene T

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Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« on: May 28, 2017, 11:48:30 AM »
For those who are unaware, this is the way the flag should be flown tomorrow. It should be at half mast till noontime then it gets raised to full mast. The reason is that in the morning, it is to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for this country and in the afternoon, it's for the one's who have served and are still with us and for the service members serving now. 
Happy Memorial Day everyone.


 
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2017, 12:58:40 PM »
Thanks Rene.
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2017, 01:31:19 PM »
Good information; I never knew that. I don't have a flagpole, just a flag holder that is not adjustable. What is the proper protocol?
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 01:55:23 PM »
Good information; I never knew that. I don't have a flagpole, just a flag holder that is not adjustable. What is the proper protocol?

Protocol for Flags Mounted on Homes

For flags that cannot be lowered, such as those mounted on homes, an acceptable alternative is to attach a black ribbon or streamer to the top of the flag pole, directly beneath the ornament at the end of the pole. The ribbon or streamer should be the same width as a stripe on the flag and the same length as the flag.
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 02:16:58 PM »
Protocol for Flags Mounted on Homes

For flags that cannot be lowered, such as those mounted on homes, an acceptable alternative is to attach a black ribbon or streamer to the top of the flag pole, directly beneath the ornament at the end of the pole. The ribbon or streamer should be the same width as a stripe on the flag and the same length as the flag.
My flag flies 24/7/365 and I never knew that. I will have to find a black streamer. Thanks Rene! ;D
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 06:45:04 PM »
Not a flag issue. .. But my day consisted of Church in the AM, followed by a concert in the PM.  IN REMEMBERANCE.

The Biringham (Mi) Concert band, with guest vocalist Davis Gloff (possible relation but we do not know, his family and mine came over on same boat). White Chappel Cemetary (I-75 and Long Lake, Troy, MI. where my wife now "Resides") salute to armed forces veterns both living and deceased.. (Many of whom are interred there).

Davis is a friend of mine as well.    AND... (Shock) He knows the real Lyrics to Stars and Stripes Forever (not many even know it has real lyrics though many know about Mitch Miller and his ducks.
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2017, 06:56:05 PM »
Thank you Rene.
I did not know that.
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2017, 12:59:35 AM »
Good information.  I would like to add, and please correct me if i'm wrong, if raising the
flag in the morning you should take it to the top, pause momentarily, then lower it to
half staff.
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2017, 10:27:53 AM »
Good information.  I would like to add, and please correct me if i'm wrong, if raising the
flag in the morning you should take it to the top, pause momentarily, then lower it to
half staff.

Yes, that's proper flag etiquette.
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Re: Displaying the American flag on Memorial Day
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2017, 12:05:05 PM »
I didn't get the black ribbon yesterday, but I will be picking one up today for use in the future.
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