Skip to comments.White House Has Not Lowered the Flag for the Navy Seals
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.
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.
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?
Correction. Through sunset this coming Friday.
It’s not customary to lower the flag for Ramadan.
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.
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.
It would be nice for these people to remember that a bunch of other GIs died along side the navy guys.
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.
For all we know, somebody in the WH dropped a dime on them.
What about the other (Non-SEAL) servicemen who died. Don’t they count?
Further, Im 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.
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.
Great post. Thanks.
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.
I am in agreement with you on all counts.
Amen and Amen.
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.
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.
Oh for heaven sake satan are you at it again?
Yea something sure stinks about the whole thing, that’s for sure. It does sound like an inside job doesn’t it?
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