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White House Has Not Lowered the Flag for the Navy Seals
FB alter from a friend | Aug. 10, 2011 | MsLady

Posted on 08/10/2011 1:00:05 PM PDT by MsLady

Call the White House and remind them to lower the flag to half mast in remembrance of our Navy Seals. Switchboard # is 202-456-1414. Voice mail comments # is 202-456-1111. Thank you. God bless America.

I was not sure if this has been posted yet.


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: flag; military; president; seals

1 posted on 08/10/2011 1:00:09 PM PDT by MsLady
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To: MsLady

We have at our house.


2 posted on 08/10/2011 1:01:28 PM PDT by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: John W

I just called and was told the flag had not been lowered yet. Unbelievable!!!


3 posted on 08/10/2011 1:03:02 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: MsLady

You would think the white house staff would do this sort of thing without being told to do so by the resident.


4 posted on 08/10/2011 1:09:43 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin)
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To: MsLady

It is a disgrace that this evens needs to be asked. Obama’s failed actions show his true distain for our Great Military.


5 posted on 08/10/2011 1:10:13 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: MsLady

The White House staff is busy with fundraising parties, vacation planning , and stuff.


6 posted on 08/10/2011 1:11:32 PM PDT by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: jerseyrocks

Agree with most, but, why do these guys get the flag at half staff, when thousands who died before, did not.
(I am a vet.) If the flag lowering was publicized as symbolic as well to respect not only for the SEALs but also for ALL who had died before, I’d be with you on this.


7 posted on 08/10/2011 1:14:26 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: jerseyrocks

But, he does have time to celebrate having a Ramadan dinner at the WH. I think it’s tonight.


8 posted on 08/10/2011 1:14:26 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: MsLady

obama can order the lowering of the flag for anyone he wants, I guess. But I have to ask, do we lower the flag everytime a soldier is killed in combat? I doubt you’re going to see it lowered.


9 posted on 08/10/2011 1:15:41 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: SgtHooper

I see your point. It still bothers me. There were so many lost at once.


10 posted on 08/10/2011 1:16:55 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: MsLady

“Ramadan dinner at the WH”

No pig roasting on a spit, I’m guessin”.


11 posted on 08/10/2011 1:20:12 PM PDT by beelzepug ("Blind obedience to arbitrary rules is a sign of mental illness")
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To: MsLady

Flag lowering has become meaningless here in Washington State where the governor has even ordered the flag lowered for DOT worker killed while removing a tree from the road...


12 posted on 08/10/2011 1:20:26 PM PDT by shotgun
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To: MsLady
I was just told that " .. I haven't been outside to see the position of the flag .. "

I told the soft-spoken male ... "You shouldn't have to look .. it should be already done"

"If enough people call in, maybe that will help in getting the flag in that position

" I have called ... that is all you need"

"Another thing you can do sir is go to the White House web site and .. "

"YOU DON'T NEED TO BE TOLD ... JUST LOWER THE FLAG FOR OUR FALLEN HEROES"

"I'm not sure what the protocol is for a situation like this"

"The protocol is, I am your employer and I want you to lower the flag to half staff to honor our fallen warrior heroes"

"Yes sir"

That's pretty close to a quote all around.

13 posted on 08/10/2011 1:20:33 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: MsLady

My first reaction as well. I am strongly pro-military. And unfortunately, my position on this appears to be PC leaning, but I want ALL military to be given the respect they deserve.

This fool in the WH will use it to his own benefit in some way. Thus, I would rather they not until we get more deserving people in office.


14 posted on 08/10/2011 1:25:59 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: knarf

Yep!!! I think lots of people are calling. Just a guess, this was posted on fb and is making the rounds. I just don’t get it. I understand what one person said what about all of our fallen. I guess it’s just so many died. And it’s all kind of strange how that happened. Something fishy or someone made a horrible mistake.


15 posted on 08/10/2011 1:28:45 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: John W

I wish we could at our house, but our flag pole is such that we can not lower it properly. So nice that you can lower yours properly.


16 posted on 08/10/2011 1:30:05 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: SgtHooper

Do the SEALs go through more extremely intense training and encounter more dangerous situations then the norm?


17 posted on 08/10/2011 1:30:20 PM PDT by jerseyrocks
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To: SgtHooper

I do see your point. My hubby is also retired military. This WH, this President doesn’t seem to care about anything, other then raising money.


18 posted on 08/10/2011 1:31:35 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: MsLady

None of them were Muslims, were they? Well, there you go!


19 posted on 08/10/2011 1:34:27 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: MsLady

Why would they lower it, the crowd of America-hating Marists that currently inhabit our White House are probably celebrating!


20 posted on 08/10/2011 1:37:26 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: MsLady

Two of the SEALs killed were from Shreveport. Gov. Jindal ordered all public building flags lowered starting this past Monday, through (IIRC) the end of the month.


21 posted on 08/10/2011 1:38:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MsLady
Why would they lower it, the crowd of America-hating Marxists that currently inhabit our White House are probably celebrating!
22 posted on 08/10/2011 1:38:47 PM PDT by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: MsLady

I understand the sentiment and we should all grieve over this terrible loss.

Let’s be realistic We are at war. A soldier dies almost every day. Do you really think it’s appropriate to keep the flag at half mast every day?

Did we ever lower the flag once during WWII?


23 posted on 08/10/2011 1:39:19 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Joe 6-pack

Correction. Through sunset this coming Friday.


24 posted on 08/10/2011 1:39:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: MsLady

It’s not customary to lower the flag for Ramadan.


25 posted on 08/10/2011 1:42:19 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: MsLady

I’m loathe to defend anything the Obama White House does... but I don’t believe that flag protocol has ever put the flag at half-staff for combat casualties. It’s just not generally done. Not that it would be wrong, but it would be uncommon, though the President can order the flag to half staff for any reason he chooses.


26 posted on 08/10/2011 1:45:38 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: jerseyrocks

More dangerous, perhaps. But more so than a Marine Recon unit, or the guys doing deck duty on a Carrier, or the aviators flying CAS, etc....?

Seems to me anyone who gets bullets whizzing by his head, or missiles trying to work their way up your tailpipe, or the lowly grunt walking point on an IED laden road, are ALL deserving of the honor.

And if we use those criteria, then the WH flag would be at perpetual half mast.


27 posted on 08/10/2011 1:47:25 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: SgtHooper; jerseyrocks

It would be nice for these people to remember that a bunch of other GIs died along side the navy guys.


28 posted on 08/10/2011 1:58:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: Terry Mross

They often lower them in Nebraska when any Nebraska military die in combat. Generally they are lowered on the day of their services, if the services are in Nebraska, but otherwise a day is picked and announced.


29 posted on 08/10/2011 1:59:54 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: MsLady

For all we know, somebody in the WH dropped a dime on them.


30 posted on 08/10/2011 2:00:46 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: MsLady

What about the other (Non-SEAL) servicemen who died. Don’t they count?


31 posted on 08/10/2011 2:00:52 PM PDT by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: MsLady
In my heart of hearts, I believe this particular loss of warriors was a ‘sacrifice’ offered up to al quida for the execution of their leader.

Further, I’m of the opinion the men chosen to be on that clunker of a death trap WERE those who took part in that successful raid.

Further, I'm of the opinion the criminal alien has surrounded himself with the worst of the enemy inside our country; that they were forced into ordering the elimination of the leader of outside muslim terrorists, al-Qaeda, by the leader of terrorism within our borders - sitting inside our Oval Office.

May Almighty God embrace the best of our best into His Eternal Kingdom, and may His love console those families and friends immediately impacted by this avoidable, collusional and single-minded surrender by the enemy within to the enemy beyond our borders.

32 posted on 08/10/2011 2:05:47 PM PDT by Robert Drobot (Quaeras de dubiis, legem bene discere si vis)
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To: MsLady

Just heard on local news that Gov. Bob McDonnell has declared Friday a day of mourning in Virginia and that state flags will be flow at half staff that day. Maybe if enough states do this Dumbo will get the hint, but I think he is too worried about jetting off to Martha’s Vineyard right now.


33 posted on 08/10/2011 2:16:17 PM PDT by flair2000
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To: MsLady

Great post. Thanks.


34 posted on 08/10/2011 2:17:18 PM PDT by GOPJ (The end of our great nation - caused by 'give it all away' dems. May dems reap what they sown...)
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To: MsLady

Since when is it common to lower the flag for ANY serviceman? If you do it for one, or even a group, why not all, every time? I could see problems with this.


35 posted on 08/10/2011 2:19:50 PM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Robert Drobot

I am in agreement with you on all counts.

Amen and Amen.


36 posted on 08/10/2011 2:29:02 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Gaffer

The White Hut is pretty much foreign soil, anyway. It might as well be the Kenyan embassy.

The rest of us should raise our flags upside down, until we can get this country right side up again.


37 posted on 08/10/2011 2:32:45 PM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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To: Robert Drobot

I don’t know why it happened, but, what I have heard about it sure sounds fishy to me. Something stinks bad about this whole thing.


38 posted on 08/10/2011 4:13:35 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: satan

Oh for heaven sake satan are you at it again?


39 posted on 08/10/2011 4:15:22 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Gaffer

Yea something sure stinks about the whole thing, that’s for sure. It does sound like an inside job doesn’t it?


40 posted on 08/10/2011 4:16:26 PM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: seekthetruth
I believe in an instance like yours, a black "sash" can be affixed at the lower (or maybe it's upper) end of the flag. We both need to brush up on our flag ettiquette!

Here we go...."memorial streamer" at the top of the pole.


41 posted on 08/10/2011 4:30:18 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (Obama Voters: Jose Baez wants YOU for his next jury pool.......)
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To: MsLady

obama got his photo op.

his mission, accomplished.


42 posted on 08/10/2011 4:45:18 PM PDT by sappy
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To: ErnBatavia

Thank you so much! I am going to buy a black very wide ribbon or sash tomorrow. Thanks again.


43 posted on 08/10/2011 5:33:02 PM PDT by seekthetruth (Florida and the Nation needs Colonel Mike McCalister in the US Senate!)
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To: MsLady

It would be completely hypocritical if they did. THESE PEOPLE DON’T CARE.


44 posted on 08/10/2011 7:48:10 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Governor McDonnell of Virginia ordered the lowering of all state flags.


45 posted on 08/11/2011 4:17:43 AM PDT by fredhead (I'm not sleeping, I'm checking my eyelids for cracks.)
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To: seekthetruth

If you cannot lower the flag, it is proper etiquette to put a black ribbon above it.


46 posted on 08/11/2011 4:20:36 AM PDT by liberalh8ter
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To: jerseyrocks

Yes, they do. But in the end, a life is a life.


47 posted on 08/11/2011 7:03:47 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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