Skip to comments.Where were all the flags? (vanity)
Posted on 05/27/2014 8:20:04 AM PDT by Leaning Right
I live in a blue-collar suburban neighborhood. Many residents are 50+. I'd guess you'd call them JFK democrats. No hippies here, and a gun club within 10 miles of my house. Anyway, I took a long drive yesterday (Memorial Day), and only about one house in 20 had an American flag out front. I just don't understand it.
Mine was and still is on my front porch.............
1 in 20 is a better ratio than what I saw in my neighborhood.
sad to say, liberals don’t understand the meaning of our national holidays. they see it as only the kickoff to summer, with no deeper meaning than that. They also associate the flag with alleged evil people such as tea party members, so good liberals wouldn’t want anyone to think they somehow sympathize with flag wavers.
You are living in a conquered nation.
Unfortunately, the US flag is associated with the US government. Some of the people that didn’t fly their flag over the last few years, that used to fly their flag before, may have wanted to fly the flag upside down if they flew it at all.
I didn’t notice flags, but I did notice the normal war movies were not nearly as prevalent on cable as they normally are.
Bet there weren’t a lot of flags flying in East Germany, either, back in the day.
I have had a flag up for years, and some months ago, I took it down and never put it back up.
To be honest, I don’t really understand myself why.
Something just didn’t feel right as some point, and I am a bit ashamed to admit it. I put it back up yesterday.
I put up Old Glory on the holidays of my choice, but on such as Labor Day the yellow Gadsden hits the pole.
Mine was out until the rain hit. I had taken my walk early and I’d say 50% of homes had flags out yesterday.
Mine was flying yesterday. It flies only on certain days of the year now. It came down from it’s permanent position on 11/6/2012 about 2200 hrs Pacific Time.
“Where were all the flags?”
Great question, as a Navy veteran, I will not fly the American flag AS LONG AS THIS COUNTRY IS UNDER SEIGE. Hopefully the day will come when the administration is occupied by true patriots who love, this country.
Mine wasn’t fit to hang because it is tattered. Need to buy another one and take the old to the VFW.
I suspect that may have been my underlying motive, but I couldn’t bring myself to fly it upside-down. Perhaps I thought it was disrespectful (another conversation) but I probably thought it was better not to fly it.
I regret it.
The Halyard on my 35 foot pole broke and I have Unfotunately not had the time to get it repaired.
Normally I fly My flags 365 day a year depending on the severity of the weather.
Maybe it has to do with most HONEST people, not being too particularly proud of the current state of things in America. It reminds me of holidays during the Carter Administration! People didn’t put out American flags, because most people felt our better days were behind us! Malaise seems to be making a HUGE come back in the American under-toe!
I know I have mine out everyday and night. But, I added flag-colored sidewalk lights to the tops of my fence posts for this past weekend!
I don’ think there has been much to be patriotic about ever since around the time the flag only had 48 stars. And those are hard to come by so I don’t wave one at all...
Your right about the war movies.For a Memorial Day weekend.The movies really sucked.HBO didn’t even have a Band of Brothers Marathon and I was looking forward to that.
Since I live in Florida, a 35 foot lightning rod in front of my house is not an option.....................
The lights sound nice! Where did you get them?
I have one all year, and have for almost 20 years, but I dont think there any law saying you have to have one flying from your home.
I noticed that as well! Mostly war comedy movies like “No Time For Sergeants” and “Onionhead” and such.
Typically during Memorial Day and 4th of July, etc... there are lots of the good old war movies: “Battle of the Bulge,” “Iwo Jima,” and “From Here To Eternity.”
It is sad that the cable/TV have also bought into PC - “can’t show Americans winning and kicking everyone’s ass” - mode!
Ours flys every day
“Since I live in Florida, a 35 foot lightning rod in front of my house is not an option....................”
Well my pole is Fiberglass so I don’t think I have that issue to worry about.
Normally Midway is on all over the place too sometimes Tora Tora Tora - lot of John Wayne black and whites ..saw NONE of that yesterday.
Actually, I bought them after the 4th of July, last year at Wal-Mart. They have the blue field with white stars just below the solar powered light head and then vertical red & white stripes below the blue field.
These are about 13” tall - they are mostly cardboard, but nice.
Thanks! I’ll keep my eye out for some.
If I fly my flag, it will be inverted.
And, to top off the changes, One of the famous donut company with stores all over will be celebrating there on form of D-Day on June 6th. The say it is national donut day. No respect. I guess I’m getting old.
Perhaps fewer people are proud of their government today...
I replaced my American flag with a Texas flag when obams was reelected.
every other house in my blue collar neighborhood had a US flag flying yesterday.
It rained off and on all weekend. So, ours never went out.
Folks!!!! Fly the flag!!!!!
It represents NOT the standing government, but the great nation as a whole...No matter what this stupid administration does or can do, it cannot take away the unwavering true history of our nation for which that flag stands....
Wave it proudly...
From one proud Vietnam veteran to all my fellow AMERICANS!!!!!!!!
I have not flown the flag since 2008. I fought for that flag and don’t want it soiled by flying while we are under communist control. I remember America and this aint it.
What was the weather forecast? could they have been down due to a chance of rain? i had mine up but when the storm hit here (TX) I took it down.
Clear weather was forecast, and that's what we had all day. I should have included that in my original post.
Had my 2 little US flags out—not many in my neighborhood at all. I don’t follow strict flag etiquette as i think some of it is a bit ridiculous but I do respect the flag and the men/women who gave their lives and served in defense of the nation. As for the pols in DC these 2 flags flown were not for them — save for a few.
I flew mine. I fly it on the major holidays. I fly it as an act of defiance to the communists that have taken over our government. In my mind it is a symbol of the country not the government. I am thinking of augmenting the flag with a black arm band for Fourth of July.
Actually I’m seeing the opposite, the libs are flying the flags and claiming to be patriots. My next door neighbor has a life sized cutout of Obama right beside where she flies the US flag. With Obama’s speaking venues surrounded by the flags, it has become a symbol of the left. I fly it in Memorial Day and the 4th, but fly early patriot flags the rest if the year. For me it is a symbol of...”for which it stood.” It no longer represents me, my country or the thousands that died for it. It is a symbol of what WAS ...and we may never see it again.
My flags are always out.....I couldn’t believe where I live in “Republican” Hunterdon County NJ, there were hardly any in my development....it was a disgrace.
I thought the same thing. I put my flag out Saturday. It is still out, but I didn’t see another one on my street all weekend. Just a little strange.
You are absolutely right!!!! Just as in the pledge...
“...and to the republic for which it stands...”
This great country IS the republic...not this asinine administration that currently occupies the WH....
It is OUR country and republic...not theirs...
Fly that flag proudly in their faces...Don’t allow them the pleasure of seeing you give up.....
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!