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Clipper    Posted 05-18-2004 at 05:25:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
With Memorial Day not far off now's a good time to eyeball Old Glory on yer flagpole and make sure she is in good shape. If she is faded and torn you can give her to your local American Legion for proper disposal. Somehow running a brand new flag up my 35 foot pole on Memorial Day morning always puts goose bumps on me and brings tears to my eyes when the wind catches her.

Stormie    Posted 05-18-2004 at 10:40:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
We are going to be putting in a new flag pole and flag this year. We are making a star out of landscape timbers or maybe railroad ties(buried half way down) and filling it with white rock. Then the pole will go into the center of it. We will also light it with a flood light with a sensor. I have seen this done before and it looks great. I am looking forward to getting this done. The sad thing is that we are the only people on this road that fly the flag.

Clipper    Posted 05-18-2004 at 10:50:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bout 5 years ago I went over to this big old Camper dealer not far frum here....out back there was a bunch of old big camper rigs parked in the weeds.....I got a 35 foot aluminum pole right off a old was a part of the awning that the canvas rolls around when ya put the awning up fer travelling. It costs me only $10 fer that pole. Went off to the Marina and got mahself some Stainless Steel pulleys an such fer another $12....capped the top of that pole with a white 3" PVC sewer pipe cap fer only $1.29 and then bought 50 feet of good quality white nylon line. Voila! Old Glory flies beautiful 24/7 at this homestead. :^) I run a 4x6 flag offen the pole.

mud with question    Posted 05-18-2004 at 05:57:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
we hang our flag from the porch. when uncle paul was killed in ww2 dad hung the flag every day for years. when nephew blake comes home from fallujuh we will untie the yellow ribbon on our pecan tree. no oaks near the house.

why is it we see so many flags hung at night without any light on them? i was taught that the flag was never to see the dark. it was to be either taken in, or lit up with a floodlight.

Clipper    Posted 05-18-2004 at 06:09:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cuz folks are either unaware of proper flag etiquette or just plain stoopid....I have a 150 watt spotlight on Old Glory every single night of the year....turning that light on at sunset is one of the chores that my sons have been taught to do.And they do it with great pride I might add. :^)

mud    Posted 05-18-2004 at 06:30:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
i like that clipper. it makes for a sober moment thinking about all the sacrifice that is behind those stars and stripes.

Texas    Posted 05-18-2004 at 05:32:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
In my little town the Lions Club, for $25.00 a year, will place 3'x 5' flags on a 8' temporary pole at your home along the street, then pick them up again. They do this for about 9 or 10 times a year. Ill take pics an post them.

jeanette    Posted 05-18-2004 at 05:54:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
we had a flag ceremony at the school when we got new flags the old vets took the old ones and put up the new ones it does give you a shiver!!!
thanks for that very important reminder clipper

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