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Flags out on Memorial Day (vanity)
May 26, 2020 | Me

Posted on 05/26/2020 2:55:33 AM PDT by Leaning Right

Yesterday was Memorial Day. And about 9:00 AM yesterday I went out to my front yard and unfurled my American flag. Then I looked up and down my street. There was only one other house that had a flag out.

I live in a blue-collar, working-class Democrat area. No hippies. More people here voted for Trump than they will admit. Everybody keeps their yards nice and neat. Middle America. But out of 20 houses, only two had flags out in Memorial Day. Why?


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: flags; memorialday
Are people now so cynical that there is no more respect in Memorial Day? Maybe so.
1 posted on 05/26/2020 2:55:33 AM PDT by Leaning Right
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To: Leaning Right

Your neighbors aren’t as pro America as you think. They are democrat scum.


2 posted on 05/26/2020 3:05:13 AM PDT by coaster123 (Virus = First Plane Strikes Tower)
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To: Leaning Right

Maybe they don’t own a flag or they’re lazy. Some people think of Memorial Day as a day off from work and a day for a barbecue. And when they think about those 2 things they say to themselves, “oh yeah, it’s Memorial Day.” I know several of these people.


3 posted on 05/26/2020 3:18:05 AM PDT by ZagFan
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To: coaster123

> Your neighbors aren’t as pro America as you think. <

It’s really weird. A guy who lives a couple of houses up from me was a friend of my late father. Like my father, this guy was a WW II veteran, a volunteer. And he’s still alive, and in relatively good health.

He’ll honk and wave if he drives by and sees me working in my front yard. Yet he won’t put a flag out on Memorial Day.


4 posted on 05/26/2020 3:25:44 AM PDT by Leaning Right (I have already previewed or do not wish to preview this composition.)
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To: Leaning Right

Could be multiple reasons.

I had a cloth flag and kept forgetting to put it out for holidays. Finally bought a nylon all-weather flag and now just leave it up all the time.

Some may not have a flag, some may not be home, and your odd leftist won’t fly a “racist and imperialist flag”...


5 posted on 05/26/2020 3:35:00 AM PDT by GreenLanternCorps (Hi! I'm the Dread Pirate Roberts! (TM) Atsk about franchise opportunities in your area.)
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It’s not that they are cynical, they just don’t care or not tend to show they care in a “non-internet” way. WE good, honorable people have trended towards just shutting up and not sharing those ideals that WE hold dear. Did anyone stop and explain to a younger person what Memorial Day is all about? We have to do a better job...


6 posted on 05/26/2020 3:35:48 AM PDT by SavannahWonderer (First do no harm)
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To: Leaning Right

The Neighbors two houses down from me and both neighbors across the street from me and three more Neighbors down our street have American flags and the Gadsden flag and 1 a p o w flag and every one of them has a trump flag out all the time.

To our retirees two are blue collar worker 2 are teleworkers from home and one is a federal employee I am blessed to be in this neighborhood..2of them have actual flag poles.

We have one retired liberal school teacher in her early 50s who stays at home most of the time and has no Flags out of any kind nor did she bother even putting a small flag out for Memorial Day disgusting


7 posted on 05/26/2020 3:36:16 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ( BEST ELECTION EVER....MAGA)
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To: SavannahWonderer

Great post thank you for reminding me to do that


8 posted on 05/26/2020 3:37:50 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie ( BEST ELECTION EVER....MAGA)
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To: Leaning Right

440 units in apt building, one flag out, my 48 stars


9 posted on 05/26/2020 4:08:51 AM PDT by Jolla
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To: Leaning Right

I lost my home in a nasty divorce and for the next dozen years I rented. When I was finally able to purchase another home one of the first things I did was install a flag pole.

I’m one of the few in the neighborhood that actually fly the flag but I accept it as another sign of the times. I don’t do (or not do) based on what others do.


10 posted on 05/26/2020 5:30:19 AM PDT by rockrr ( Everything is different now...)
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To: Leaning Right

Maybe they feel the country is letting them down and don’t feel very patriotic this year. (Without understanding that it’s the democrat party doing the damage and they foolishly keep voting democrat)


11 posted on 05/26/2020 5:37:25 AM PDT by captain_dave
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To: Leaning Right

Also, the majority of Americans don’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.


12 posted on 05/26/2020 5:45:11 AM PDT by BuffaloJack ("Security does not exist in nature. Everything has risk." Henry Savage)
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To: Leaning Right

The Hate America culture tells them the flag is racist and xenophobic and they don’t want to insult anyone.


13 posted on 05/26/2020 5:47:51 AM PDT by jjotto (“Blessed are You LORD, who crushes enemies and subdues the wicked.”)
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To: BuffaloJack

“Also, the majority of Americans don’t know the difference between Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.”

That’s one of my pet peeves. Rampant in the press, but also some people who should know better get confused.


14 posted on 05/26/2020 6:04:16 AM PDT by suthener
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To: Leaning Right

There are many wealthy foreign people in my neighborhood from Asian and Eastern European countries.

THEY had flags flying. Street was full of flags yesterday, waved to my neighbors as they were putting them up.


15 posted on 05/26/2020 6:32:38 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, Baby)
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To: Leaning Right

I fly my American flag EVERY DAY...and lighted at night.


16 posted on 05/26/2020 6:40:36 AM PDT by moovova
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To: suthener

Also, I prefer “Thank you for wearing the uniform” to “Thank you for you service”.


17 posted on 05/26/2020 7:08:23 AM PDT by BuffaloJack ("Security does not exist in nature. Everything has risk." Henry Savage)
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To: Leaning Right
But out of 20 houses, only two had flags out in Memorial Day.

Not as many houses here, but the same result. Me and the ex-Marine across the street.

18 posted on 05/26/2020 11:09:01 AM PDT by Oatka
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