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May 30, 2013

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Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 30, 2013 8:00 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Seems to me that when I was a Girl Scout, there were rules about displaying the American flag.

Posted by: litterbug at May 31, 2013 1:04 AM


There's a division of opinion - the U.S. Flag Code, section 4-(d) states: "The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery....", but many interpret that to mean wearing an actual flag, not a flag pattern or print.

I used to own a wonderful stars and stripes necktie, and wore it around Memorial Day and the 4th of July.

Posted by: leelu at May 31, 2013 9:58 AM

The Flag Code also says: "No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America ... " and "It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like ... ."

The code mentions the circumstances wherein a flag patch may be worn, and mentions that it is permissible to wear a flag pin: "The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart."

A pair of shorts printed to mimic the colors and patterns of the flag is not respectful, and a stars and stripes tie is somewhat like an embroidered handkerchief---isn't it? Wearing a flag pin is the very best way to "wear" the flag, if you want to show the Colors.

Here is a link to the entire, official Flag Code.

Posted by: DHH at May 31, 2013 12:05 PM

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