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  • Ohio School District BANS BLUE LINE FLAGS at football game

    09/03/2020 7:27:19 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 21 replies
    The Officer Tatum youtube ^ | 09/03/20 | Officer Tatum
    Ohio School District BANS BLUE LINE FLAGS at football game, video at link.
  • 1,000 American flags in Kailua back up after it was removed, vandalized

    07/04/2020 12:53:10 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 12 replies
    KHON2 ^ | July 3, 2020 | Jenn Boneza
    KAILUA, Hawaii (KHON2) — More than a thousand American flags are back on display in Kailua after being removed earlier this week. Fields of red, white, and blue were seen down Kailua Road. That’s what Kailua Chamber of Commerce President Michael Fry envisioned when he and other community members created the “It’s a 1000 Flag Celebration” project in Kailua in lieu of the parade and fireworks show that was canceled. “We were racking our brains thinking what can we do to lift everybody’s spirits and bring the community together and show our patriotism? And if we can bring people to...
  • Please, No Rebel Flags at the Tulsa Rally, Mr. President

    06/19/2020 3:10:44 PM PDT · by nikos1121 · 254 replies
    Juneteenth | Nikos1121
    Please don’t spoil the message. Campaign staff please go thru the lines and ask that no rebel flags are flown. Anti-Trumpers are sure to have them there to stage for the media. Be smarter than the other side.
  • SEC threatens to pull championship events from Mississippi until state alters flag

    06/19/2020 4:38:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    theScore ^ | June 18, 2020 | Michael McClymont
    The movement against the Confederate flag has reached college sports. SEC commissioner Greg Sankey delivered a strong message to schools located in Mississippi on Thursday, threatening to keep championship events away from the state until its flag is altered.
  • Flags out on Memorial Day (vanity)

    05/26/2020 2:55:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    May 26, 2020 | Me
    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?
  • Pennsylvania county’s veterans graves to get flags for Memorial Day after coronavirus rule waived

    05/21/2020 3:57:42 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    A Memorial Day tradition will continue in Berks County, Pa., this year after the state’s governor agreed to waive one of his administration’s coronavirus rules. Because of the waiver, flag maker FlagZone of Gilbertsville was able to begin distributing an estimated 50,000 American flags to veterans organizations and volunteers throughout the county, The Reading Eagle reported. The decision was good news for Robert Haller, senior vice commander of a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Birdsboro – although he said he planned to defy the restriction if it wasn’t lifted.
  • Pennsylvania Blocks Flag Company from Selling Flags for Memorial Day

    05/17/2020 9:13:54 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 50 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 5/17/2020 | Erin Coates
    A flag company in Pennsylvania will not be able to sell flags for Memorial Day observances because of the governor’s shutdown of all non-life-sustaining businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus. FlagZone LLC near Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, had asked Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for special permission to ship American-made flags for veterans’ graves in nearby Berks County and nationwide for Memorial Day. Flagzone LLC was one of the many non-life-sustaining businesses that Wolf ordered to close on March 19 in response to the coronavirus. “We want to be able to honor veterans as we do every year and as we’ve...
  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts Barred From Placing Flags At Veterans’ Cemeteries On Memorial Day

    05/14/2020 3:04:42 AM PDT · by Robwin · 9 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 13th, 2020 | Hank Berrien
    The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who have traditionally placed American flags on the graves of veterans at veterans’ cemeteries on Memorial Day have been barred from doing so because of the coronavirus crisis. The Scouts cannot perform their acts of honor because the Department of Veteran’s Affairs has banned public events at the sites, Fox News reports, adding, “On Long Island, N.Y., where more than 500,000 veterans are buried at two national military cemeteries, there are demands for the VA to reconsider and rescind the ban.” Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone told Fox News, “If we can’t figure out...
  • Marine Plants American Flag Every Mile for Veterans With PTSD

    01/20/2020 10:56:13 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Runner's World ^ | January 18, 2020 | Andrew Dawson
    To close out her 2019, Lupita Hernandez stopped after every mile to plant a small flag along Interstate-10 between Houston and San Antonio. Each pause in her 200-mile run was to honor a fellow veteran battling post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), something she has dealt with since she retired from the Marines in 2004. PTSD still affects her life each day, whether personally or in Hernandez’s work in the Veteran Treatment Court in Harris County, Texas. On average, 22 veterans commit suicide everyday, and that’s a statistic that is always on her mind. “I wanted to bring awareness to the stigma...
  • Trump signs Hong Kong human rights act, protesters celebrate with American flags

    11/29/2019 6:02:49 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/28/19 | ELLA TORRES
    Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters waving American flags filled the streets Thursday to celebrate President Donald Trump's signing of a law that supports their months-long movement. Images and video footage from the semi-autonomous city showed thousands of protesters out to praise the action, with many waving or adorning red, white and blue flags. President Trump on Wednesday signed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act, which will seek to ensure that Hong Kong has sufficient autonomy from China to maintain favorable trading terms with the United States. The bill, which would impose sanctions on Chinese officials for cracking down on...
  • Hong Kong Protesters Sing The American National Anthem

    08/14/2019 8:11:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 84 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 14, 2019 | Davis
    While America faces some turmoil at home, the nation is still being represented as a symbol of freedom across the globe. Protesters in Hong Kong are singing the U.S. national anthem and flying American flags as they protest oppression under China’s Communist Party. Specifically, protesters are outraged about China’s new extradition laws, which weaken Hong Kong’s sovereignty and gives the communist party more power over the people.
  • Why doesn't every persecuted group get a flag at US embassies?

    06/18/2019 7:16:34 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/18/2019 | Penny Nance & Shea Garrison
    June is designated LGBT Pride Month, and rainbows are displayed on everywhere from T-shirts to restaurant chains to the Uber app. Even with all the gay pride flags, parades, and recognition the LGBT community receives in the U.S. during June, the Left is still not satisfied. They demand that the rainbow flag be flown over U.S. embassies abroad. Look at this practice that's been in place since the Obama administration — President Barack Obama actively promoted the LGBT community not just domestically but also internationally through the U.N., State Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development.
  • Pence defends decision to ban Pride flags from flying at U.S. embassies

    06/11/2019 8:48:01 AM PDT · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 11, 2019 | Caitlin O'Kane
    Vice President Mike Pence confirmed reports that Pride flags had been banned from U.S. embassies, and expressed his support for the administration's decision. June is Pride Month, and in an interview with NBC's Kristen Welker, the vice president said four embassies' requests to fly rainbow flags, which symbolize LGBTQ pride, were denied. "I'm aware that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies, one flag should fly, and that's the American flag. And I support that," Pence said. Welker pressed him about President Trump's tweet in support of LGBTQ Pride Month, and whether it contradicts the...
  • Trump admin tells U.S. embassies they can't fly pride flag on flagpoles

    06/07/2019 1:32:58 PM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/7/2019 | Josh Lederman
    he Trump administration is rejecting requests from U.S. embassies to fly the rainbow pride flag on embassy flagpoles during June, LGBT Pride Month, three American diplomats tell NBC News. The U.S. embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia are among those that have requested permission from Trump's State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles and have been denied, diplomats said. Although the pride flag can and is being flown elsewhere on embassy grounds, including inside embassies and on exterior walls, the decision not to allow it on the official flagpole stands in contrast to President Donald Trump's...
  • Gun rally shows off weaponry and flags (Olympia)

    04/28/2019 5:08:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Spokesman ^ | 4/28/19 | Ryan Blake
    OLYMPIA – Equipped with a variety of armaments and dressed in tactical military gear, protestors displayed their appetite for guns, the constitution – and in some cases, flags. Among the crowd Saturday at the “March for Our Rights” on the Capitol Campus was Spokane-native Spencer Lowell, who had a Remington 870 shotgun strapped to his chest, and a backpack full of patriotic flags. He had a sign advertising them for $5 each – and was accepting cash, Visa and Mastercard. Lowell estimated he’d sold about 200 flags. One person bought 20. The ability to own guns is a not up...
  • Police: Second woman tampered with Thin Blue Line flags [on Delaware highway]

    07/25/2018 6:53:21 PM PDT · by foreverfree · 18 replies
    [Delaware Beaches] Cape Gazette ^ | 7/25/18 | Melissa Steele
    What started out as a single flag in tribute to his friend has taken on a life of its own for a Lewes businessman. On July 10, Dave Repass put up a blue, black and white flag, known as a Thin Blue Line flag, on the northbound side of Route 1 over the Nassau Bridge following the sudden death of his friend, Delaware State Police Master Cpl. William Matt.
  • Pride flag replaces military flags at Fort Wayne VA hospital

    06/13/2018 11:20:12 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 62 replies ^ | June 13, 2018
    The five flag poles that line the entrance sidewalk to the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System at 2121 Lake Ave. typically fly flags of the country's five branches of military:  Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard. On Tuesday, through, those flags were taken down and just one was flown in their place: an LGBT pride flag. -snip The VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System issued the following statement: "Logistically, we could not add a flag without removing a flag from the poles outside our VA. Rather than single out one military branch's flag to be temporarily replaced with the LGBT flag, we...
  • Genuine pirate haven: Not like the movies

    06/07/2018 7:21:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 6/6/2018 | Bill Federer
    Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica was captured by British Admiral William Penn, the father of Pennsylvania’s founder. Jamaica was too far from England to defend, so the inhabitants turned to privateers, freebooters, buccaneers and pirates for protection. The likes of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan, namesake of the rum, attacked Spanish ships and settlements, then returned to Jamaica with their booty. The skull pirate flag, called the “Jolly Roger,” was adapted from the flag of...
  • Flags and Flowers Honor Veterans Every Day, Not just on a Holiday

    01/19/2018 10:49:09 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/19/18 | Gary Hunt
    "Preston Sharp Thank You for Your Service" When I called Preston Sharp, he answered the phone. I heard the voice of a very young person. However, as the conversation ensued, I heard words of commitment, well beyond the age of the person on the other end of the line. When I met Duane Ehmer in Red Bluff, California, he handed me the business card of Preston C. Sharp. He had obtained the card when he visited Preston at a cemetery where Sharp was busy planting flags and artificial flowers (Red Carnations) on the graves of military veterans. Duane, a veteran...
  • Protester throws Russian flags at Trump as he enters GOP lunch

    10/24/2017 10:29:11 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 104 replies
    The (S)Hill ^ | 10/24/17
    A protester threw Russian flags at President Trump on Tuesday as he entered the GOP policy lunch. The protester could be heard shouting "Trump is treason" as the president walked by. "Why are you talking about tax cuts when you should be talking about treason?" the man could be heard shouting in videos.