Flying Old Glory once again

My Flag - I try to fly the US flag as much as possible.
@webeishere (36353)
United States
February 6, 2009 4:21pm CST
I am happy for the warm dry days as of late here in Minneswota. I am a patriotic man and love flying the flag. But I try to follow the standard rules of displaying the fl;ag. It should not be flown in dark unless it is lit up. It should not be outdoors in inclimate weather either I feel. So now that theres been warmer weather and no snow I set my flag out each morning as I arise. I turn on my porch light at night. Then when I retire for the night I bring the flag in rolling it neatly arouind the pole then turn off the light. I buy a new one every 2 or 3 years depending on the wear and tear it's taken. I also burn the flg in my fire pit as suggested instead of disposing it in the garbage. Do you fly your Countries Flag? Do you follow protocol as far a standards for flying your flag? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
5 people like this
13 responses
@dragon54u (31617)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I have a couple of small flags that I put on either side of my sidewalk stairs on patriotic holidays. My neighbors have nice big flags flying outside their houses but they leave them up 24/7. Did you know the Boy Scouts will give your flag a nice respectful ceremony for free? Just call them and they'll tell you where to bring it. My boys took part in these and the ceremony is very moving.
2 people like this
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Feb 09
In the summer my flag is outside 24 hours a day as well. I just burn it as most places suggest instead of having someone else do it. Maybe the next time I'll call the local BSA here and ask about this ceremony etc. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Hello Grandpa Bob! Yes I love to fly the old glory but my last one was thrown away a while back and we haven't had the money to get a new one till now which reminds me to put on my list of things to get. Being married to a retired military guy, we've got to have a flag! No, we don't follow the protocal on the flag. It flies until it frays or fades then we get a new one. Happy mylotting!
2 people like this
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I get a 3 x 2 foot flag with the pole and bracket at WalMart for $20. I can replace just the flag but the same sixe flag runs $18. HAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
6 Feb 09
koala with Australian flag - Koala with Australian flag, clipart
I love the idea of flying your flag, I only have a little Aussie flag in my window, I went out and bought that after one of our councils here told someone they had to take their flag down from their front yard as it might offend other nationalities, this made my blood boil and I guess many others as well as a lot of people went out and bought Aussie flags, I have never seen so many flag in my life...the same was done about Christmas, many clubs and schools said they would not celebrate Christmas because it might offend...now so many people decorate their houses, I think it is great to be proud of your country, so good on you...
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
6 Feb 09
Grats on displaying your flag even though it may be small. That is sad as far as possiblyt offending other national;ities. I have seen houses flying other countries flags and it doesn't bother me. I say be prouid of your conutry and fly their flag be it the same as others or not. Unless of course it is a crime which I'd hope it would never be. Thanks also. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
1 person likes this
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
7 Feb 09
We have had 60 degree weather here lately. I'm glad the ice is finally melting also. I would love to put my flag back up but it is too early for us here. I bet we may get more snow and ice soon. I will put mine out in the spring. We have to replace ours also every couple of years. We try to follow the standards.
1 person likes this
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Feb 09
I hang mine even when it's really cold. Just not when it is snowing or raining. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Hey Grandpa Bob! I didn't know all those rules for flying a flag. At least not the ones for flying at night. I don't have the opportunity to fly one because I live in an apartment. I do put one in my window. I feel that is the least that I can do. I also know that you are supposed to burn them rather than dispose of them. There are quite a few people in my neighborhood that have flags. It is nice to see that some people care about our Country!
1 person likes this
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
7 Feb 09
You can apply one of the applique type flags in the windows of your apartment. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• India
7 Feb 09
its really good to see someone so patriotic....... we don't have flags in our houses here.....its not common........but they are present on all government buildings, etc. Also, we do it on national festivals like independence day, etc. Anyways, its really nice of you....:-)
1 person likes this
7 Feb 09
Hi GRANDA BOB, We don't fly the flags in homes here as it is only done on the goverment buildings only, the only time the flag will come is when the football in on when we are playing against other coutries, like the world cup or something. Tamara
@fasttalker (2797)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Absolutely! And yes I follow the rules too. Seeing as hubby is a vet he makes sure of it. Our weather has been really bad as of lately so Old Glory is restingnow and hopefully will be out flying this week seeing as better weather is headed our way.
1 person likes this
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
22 Feb 09
Hiya Grandpa Bob....I have a flag myself fastened to the utility pole next to the end of my driveway. It stays there year round, though, cause you need a ladder to get to it and not gonna be taking it out and putting it back every day. I replace mine whenever it's looking a little too raggedy which is roughly every 2yrs. I also burn ours in the fire pit on top of a bunch of branches. Only the ashes touch the ground when everything is done burning.
• United States
12 Feb 09
Flag in our town - A flag that hangs in our town
Yesterday I took a photo of a flag we have in our town which use to be in front of a building that no longer stands and they donated the flag in our town. We had a breeze so I took the photo. Here it is.
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Hi Grandpa Bob! We really do not have a flag in our home but my grandfather has two flags flown in his home when he was still alive. He has our Philippine Flag and the American Flag. He was a US World War II veteran and he did follow the protocol in having the two flags in his home. I have been a witness on how much respect he had for the two flags. Take care and have a great day! lovelots..faith
@gemini_rose (16193)
7 Feb 09
No I do not fly a flag of my country, it is just something that anyone I know has ever really done. The only time I ever see anyone flying an England flag of any kind is when the England football team are playing and people put a flag in their window or in their back garden.
@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Good for you for being patriotic and flying the flag and taking care of it in a proper manner. No, I don't have a flag that I fly. The weather here in Southern Indiana has finally lifted as well. Finally warmer and remaining snow should be gone in a day or two.