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Memorial Day 2010 – Flying the American Flag to Honor Those Who Have Fallen

Memorial Day 2010 - Flying the American Flag at half staff until noon

Memorial Day 2010 - Flying the American Flag at half staff until noon

Memorial Day 2010 - Flying the American Flag - It's after noon and the flag is at full staff

Memorial Day 2010 - Flying the American Flag - It's after noon and the flag is at full staff

Being a patriotic American, I figured it might be a good and proper idea to actually purchase an American flag and fly it from my apartment – especially on Memorial Day.  Thankfully, I’ve already checked with the management about such things and there should be no problem with them.  No, there should never be a problem with displaying the American flag, but what should be isn’t always the way it is.

I don’t have all that much money at the moment, so I went to Wal Mart in an effort to find something that I could live with for the time being.  What you see is what I was able to obtain for $10 and should work until a better solution is available.  I’m eventually going to go through a Senator or Congressional Representative to obtain a Flag flown over the Capitol.  Click here if you’re interested – it’s actually very reasonably priced :)

While doing some research, I found that according to the official Code Memorial Day is a bit unique with the proper way to fly the Flag being at half staff until noon.  I’ll go back out and raise the Flag to the top of the staff at noon.

I’m not trying to say that I’m the greatest or even better than anyone here.  I’m just a civilian who’s thankful for those who’ve made my way of life possible by giving theirs and trying to show some gratitude for it.

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3 comments to Memorial Day 2010 – Flying the American Flag to Honor Those Who Have Fallen

  • Kath

    Extra reason that your apt.complex is so nice! :)

  • kc

    Hubby has a flag flown over USS Arizona that was given him by his dive instructor when he retired. It’s in his shadowbox. I have my dad’s flag, which will someday have its own space. Went to see the Jacksonville National Cemetery yesterday. I like it. Saw a full rainbow as we were leaving.

  • Good on ya for flying the flag, Jeff. I always did in my previous lives, when I actually had a place to fly it. Some day I’m gonna figger out a way to resume the practice, but it’s hard when ya live in an RV. I have three flags these days, two of ‘em suitable for flying. One is the flag that draped my father’s casket, one was flown in an F-16 over Iraq, and the third (not suitable) is the miniature one in my retirement shadow box.

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