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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='779777' date='14-Jun-2009 22:22']... and get one if'n ya don't...

    Flag Day (United States)

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    I display my stars and stripes twenty-four-seven from a forty five foot flag pole in my front yard and keep it well illuminated at night.

    For me and others like me is has a special meaning to see it up there every day.

    I have heard that our government has enacted a law stating that as of of certain date that all USA flags purchased in this country must be manufactured in this country.

    I hope something like that does not go the same way "In God We Trust" is going.
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    [quote name='pauliez' post='779791' date='15-Jun-2009 03:06']I display my stars and stripes twenty-four-seven from a forty five foot flag pole in my front yard and keep it well illuminated at night.

    For me and others like me is has a special meaning to see it up there every day.

    I have heard that our government has enacted a law stating that as of of certain date that all USA flags purchased in this country must be manufactured in this country.

    I hope something like that does not go the same way "In God We Trust" is going.[/quote]
    Am I missing something?
    I can see why you (generic) fly the flag on special days or on public buildings, but I have never understood why people fly the flag all the time at their own place.
    I guess I don't understand what it is that you are trying to say.

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    [quote name='johbot' post='780399' date='17-Jun-2009 19:44']... I have never understood why people fly the flag all the time at their own place.[/quote]
    I don't display the regular flag except on special days BUT I have a rather large USA flag decal on the inside of my front (glass) storm door, ever since 9/11...

    It has been my observation that many, many more people have been "flying" an outdoor flag ever since that horrific time.

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    [quote name='Bigaldoc' post='780401' date='18-Jun-2009 09:54']It has been my observation that many, many more people have been "flying" an outdoor flag ever since that horrific time.[/quote]

    Hi Al,

    Yes that has been my observation as well.

    Are people who fly the flag saying "I belong here"? What scares me is that by implication they are saying that if I don't fly the flag that I don't belong. I hope that is not the case and that's why I say that I don't understand.

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    [quote name='johbot' post='780404' date='18-Jun-2009 01:07']Hi Al,

    Yes that has been my observation as well.

    Are people who fly the flag saying "I belong here"? What scares me is that by implication they are saying that if I don't fly the flag that I don't belong. I hope that is not the case and that's why I say that I don't understand.[/quote]

    Hi Jo

    I fly the cross of St. George all of the time because I am proud to be English, I fly the Union flag on the Queens Birthday (both of them) because I also proud to be British. I am not xenophobic (although I do sometimes feel sorry for people not born here :-) ) and have travelled extensively for business and pleasure and I love to see people being patrotic in their Countries by flying their own National flags.
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    [quote name='johbot' post='780404' date='17-Jun-2009 20:07']Are people who fly the flag saying "I belong here"?[/quote]
    Well yes, I guess you could say that. Like Steve, I've always been proud to be an American and I used to hang out a flag on special days. But after 9/11 I think most of us are "saying" silently with our flag displays to the terrorists of the world: "...we won't go down..."

    On the leather jackets of some of my veteran friends, many of whom gather in MC clubs, are patches that say what I just tried to say in language not suitable for The Lounge ... I too digress...

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    [quote name='johbot' post='780404' date='17-Jun-2009 20:07']Are people who fly the flag saying "I belong here"? What scares me is that by implication they are saying that if I don't fly the flag that I don't belong. I hope that is not the case and that's why I say that I don't understand.[/quote]
    I think that flying the flag, either on special days or every day, is a symbol of UNITY and support for one's country. It says that we stand up for all that our particular country means to us. ( this applies to whatever country you live in, not just the U.S. ) It seems to be more obvious since 9/11, which brought out a flood of flags all over America.

    I also think that seeing and flying the flag has a very deep meaning for any person who has served in that country's military. War or Peace time.

    If a person chooses not to fly the flag, I certainly don't have any negative feeling toward them. It's just their choice.[attachment=84343:salute.gif]
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