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  • The American Flag Daily: Missouri Statehood

    08/10/2014 4:35:31 PM PDT · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | August 10, 2014 | JasonZ
    Missouri, the 24th state in the Union, was admitted on this date in 1821. The 24-star flag, introduced on July 4, 1822, would remain the standard for the United States for 14 years, until the 25th star for Arkansas was added in 1836. During the time of this edition of the flag, the term "Old Glory" was first used by Captain William Driver, commander of the whaling vessel Charles Doggett.
  • White flags mysteriously replace American flags on top of Brooklyn Bridge

    07/22/2014 2:00:20 PM PDT · by blueyon · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | 7/22/14 | Edmund DeMarche and AP
    New York City police Tuesday were investigating how the two American flags that historically sit on top of the Brooklyn Bridge's 273-foot towers were stolen and replaced with two white flags, which are known universally to symbolize surrender. The white flags were removed by noon, but police said they are investigating the issue, which may indicate a serious security breach on one of the city's most secured landmarks.
  • What flag will you fly on July 4th? ~ Vanity

    07/02/2014 10:11:49 AM PDT · by GraceG · 90 replies
    This year I am so tempted to fly the Yellow, Green and Black Rattlesnake Flag instead of the Red White and Blue, or at the very least fly both and put the Rattle Snake below Old Glory. But I am still trying to decide on it.... In some ways I feel like raising the Red White and Blue is akin to pretending that nothing is wrong in this country and there are a lot of things that are going wrong right now. In some ways it makes me feel like I am surrending to the normalcy bias. I could always...
  • Vet Could Lose Home For Displaying Small US Flag In Front Yard

    06/27/2014 6:06:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 54 replies
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (CBS Tampa) – A veteran could lose his home because of a small American flag he has placed in a flower pot in front of his home.
  • LDS missionaries install illegal flagpole on top of Mount Olympus

    06/27/2014 6:59:10 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 40 replies
    KSL.com [owned by Lds Church] ^ | June 26, 2014 | Maddy Richards
    SALT LAKE CITY — Eight LDS missionaries serving in the Salt Lake City East Mission and their leaders are working with the Forest Service to remove a flagpole that the missionaries cemented to the top of Mount Olympus earlier this week. Hikers discovered the flagpole with a U.S. Flag and an autographed mission T-shirt on Forest Service lands and alerted rangers. The Forest Service confirmed that posting the flagpole was indeed breaking the law. “You would need to get a permit to put up a flagpole. In wilderness it wouldn’t be allowed at all,” said Kathy Jo Pollock of Uinta-Wasatch-Cache...
  • Veteran may lose home over flag fight (Florida)

    06/24/2014 6:46:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    WTEV-TV, CBS 47 Jacksonville ^ | 6:02 p.m. Monday, June 23, 2014 | Erica Bennett
    The Stars and Stripes are at the center of controversy. At least at Larry Murphree’s home. “I want it to go away. It’s such a minor little thing and they keep coming after me,” he explained. “They” is Murphree’s homeowner’s association. He’s lived in the Sweetwater community for years, and been at odds with the HOA for more than two. All over a flag. The veteran decided to put one in his flower pot, and has been fined as a result. “They just sent me a letter that says I owe them around $8,000 and they put a foreclosure lien...
  • Texas: Man told to take down his US flag, as it’s “a threat towards the Muslim community”

    06/19/2014 6:07:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    It’s a time-honored principle: when in Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And when in non-Muslim countries, you must conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. This is the kind of thing that only happens in nations that have lost their confidence and their way, are vulnerable to any action of their enemies, and in imminent danger of destruction. “Man says apartment complex called his US flag a ‘threat to Muslim community,’” by Alice Barr, KHOU 11 News, June 18, 2014 (thanks to Robert): WEBSTER, Texas — A Webster man says his apartment complex manager told him...
  • Democrats Not Sure What Flag Is Celebrated On Flag Day

    06/16/2014 11:45:44 AM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    RedState.com ^ | 6/16/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On Flag Day, the Democrats twitter feed sent out a photo to, one assumes, celebrate and honor the day. There was only one slight, tiny, no big deal little problem with the flag. It wasn't ours. Happy Flag Day! pic.twitter.com/I93jQ7ji1e— The Democrats (@TheDemocrats) June 14, 2014 As you can imagine this is all over the news in the mainstreahaha ha ha ha ah just kidding. So far the only cable coverage has been on Fox News. Of course, this reminds us of the 2008 DNC where any kind of flag was hard to find. You know, until we found them....
  • 94 Year Old WW II Vet Still Performs Flag-Bearing Duties to Honor Vets

    01/01/2014 5:25:55 AM PST · by gooblah · 4 replies
    Big Peace ^ | january 1 2014 | Edwin Mora
    Quentin De Nio, a 94 year old WW II veteran, still carries his white U.S. Army flag to honor soldiers buried at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, according to a news report.
  • SC Sheriff Refuses To Lower Flag For Nelson Mandela

    12/07/2013 2:56:25 PM PST · by DJ Taylor · 92 replies
    The Greenville News ^ | December 7, 2013 | Eric Connor
    The American flag that flies over the Pickens County Sheriff's Office will be raised high tonight despite an order by President Barack Obama that flags across the country be lowered to half-staff to honor the death of iconic South African leader Nelson Mandela. Sheriff Rick Clark told The Greenville News that he has ordered the flag be raised at the end of today because he said the honor of lowering flags to half-staff should be reserved for Americans. "The flag at half-staff is for Americans' ultimate sacrifice for our country," Clark said. "We should never stray away from that." The...
  • Jerk of the Week - Shand Stamper

    09/07/2013 12:46:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 1 replies
    RightWingPatriot.com ^ | September 7, 2013 | RightWingPatriot
    Our usual contenders for Jerk of the Week honors here at RightWingPatriot.com are those who stand upon the national stage, seeking to destroy our culture and way of life. There are time when we are reminded that we have to keep our eyes focused not only upon national discourse, but also closer to home. Our winner this week is an art teacher at the McCracken County High School in Kentucky who chose to desecrate the American flag, Old Glory. Shand Stamper, an art teacher at the high school, set up the display that recreated a controversial exhibit at the Chicago...
  • Tuesday is Rick Monday ‘flag saving’ bobblehead night in L.A.

    08/27/2013 4:47:59 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 23 replies
    CBS Sports Eye On Baseball ^ | 8-27-13 | Matt Snyder
    Tuesday night, the Dodgers host the Cubs in Dodger Stadium and they are having possibly the best ballpark giveaway of the season. It's Rick Monday 'flag-saving' bobblehead night. That is, it commemorates the time Cubs outfielder Rick Monday saved an American flag was being burnt on the Dodgers Stadium outfield from a few protestors.
  • Lil Wayne: FLAG TRAMPLE WAS AN ACCIDENT I Didn't See It There

    06/18/2013 7:41:20 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 54 replies
    tmz ^ | 6/18 | tmz
    Lil Wayne is lying through his diamond-encrusted teeth ... claiming he didn't INTENTIONALLY step on the American flag during a video shoot ... despite the fact he can be seen looking down on Old Glory several times during the performance. Wayne just tweeted about his controversial video shoot for "God Bless Amerika" in New Orleans ... saying, "I didn't step on the flag on purpose! It's a scene in a video where the flag drops behind me and after it drop it's just there as I perform." Translation -- I swear it was an accident ... please don't hate me....
  • WATCH: Lil Wayne walks all over the American flag while filming latest music video

    06/17/2013 5:31:55 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | June 17, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    ... Filming for Lil Wayne’s “God Bless Amerika” music video in New Orleans is under scrutiny after a clip of his performance shows an oversized American flag drop to the street before Wayne tramples Old Glory as he raps ...
  • Get a new flag free, for a worn flag Local business celebrates National Flag Week

    06/09/2013 6:49:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | STAFF| Herald/Review
    Prestige Assisted Living at Sierra Vista celebrates National Flag Week with an opportunity for local residents to exchange worn-out U.S. flags for new flags, free of charge, beginning June 10. Prestige invites the community to stop by and receive a brand-new American flag in exchange for worn-out or used flags throughout the week. The flag exchange is limited to the supply of flags at each location, and reservations are encouraged. To properly dispose of worn flags, Prestige has partnered with the American Legion for a ceremonial disposal of the retired flags at a later date. Funds raised through donations for...
  • Officer Kellinger - keeper of the WTC Flag Reprimanded

    02/06/2002 11:40:09 AM PST · by MattGarrett · 170 replies · 893+ views
    The Sean Hannity Show ^ | 2/06/2001 | Sean Hannity
    Sean Hannity just reported that in the shadow of the IOC's dramatic reversal today to allow the US Olympic team to carry in the WTC Flag during the opening ceremonies (Great job, all) - NY Port Authority Officer in charge of the WTC American Flag at the Olympics has been reprimanded and relieved of all duties pertaining to the flag. He is now not allowed to talk to the media and has been told he won't be going to Salt Lake. This is obviously an attempt at damage control by the New York Port Authority and you can bet this ...
  • Marine who served in Iraq ticketed for flying American flag

    04/02/2013 12:05:39 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 68 replies
    KRMG via WPXI ^ | Posted: 4:35 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2013 | Rick Couri
    Gregory Schaffer said after his tour of duty in the Marines he wanted to go home and fly a flag in his yard. But a complaint from an anonymous neighbor got Schaffer in some hot water. Schaffer got a citation from the city of Hypoluxo, Florida that said he needed a building permit to put up the flagpole. The Marine told a TV station “it’s sad. It’s sad that we have to go through that just to fly a flag.” Schaffer added “It’s disgusting that anybody should have to go through that. I fought for the flag, now I’m paying...
  • Students Told to Remove Patriotic Bandanas

    02/13/2013 3:37:29 PM PST · by Altura Ct. · 50 replies
    Fox ^ | 2/132013
    A group of students at a California high school basketball game were told to remove patriotic bandanas and stop chanting “USA, USA” because school administrators wanted to be sensitive to other spectators. The incident occurred during a basketball last week between Camarillo High School and Rio Mesa High School in Ventura County. A school administrator pulled aside four boys and told them to either remove their American flag bandanas or leave the game. The boys complied but returned to lead the crowd in a chant of “USA, USA.” Camarillo High School principal Glenn Lipman told the Ventura County Star that...
  • Apartment Complex Bans Soldier’s Small Flag Display

    02/02/2013 4:13:46 PM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | February 2, 2013 | Christopher Agee
    Just months after returning from a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan, U.S. Army National Guard veteran Tyler Barge was embroiled in another fight defending the American flag. This time, it involves the management of his Salem, Va. apartment complex. A small American flag, displayed in a cup of dirt on his patio wall, is a violation of the building’s code, he was told. Barge received a notice informing him he must remove the flag, along with a few other items – a broom and table, for instance – deemed inappropriate.
  • NJ Town proposes flag ban

    01/18/2013 2:02:02 PM PST · by Gefn · 28 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | January 18, 2013 | myfoxny.com
    NEW JERSEY (MYFOXNY.COM) - The Hudson County town of West New York is considering a widespread sign regulation that could include banning American flags from being flown. The Board of Commissioners have a draft ordinance for "General Sign Regulations". Among the prohibited signs under the proposal would be "Flags, banners and pennants." This has opponents upset. Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/20621844/nj-town-proposes-flag-ban#ixzz2IMnDG2Gt
  • McDonald's flies flag upside down

    11/07/2012 11:29:52 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 152 replies
    Friends of WTOV-TV ^ | 11/7/12 | Friends of WTOV-TV
    The American flag at the Follansbee McDonald's is flying at half-staff and upside down today. Someone at the restaurant told one of our reporters this was "the owner's decision." What are your thoughts?
  • Flagging an Issue (Mitt Romney's Big Bad Flag Pin!)

    10/23/2012 8:32:44 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 10-23-2012 | Charles Kesler
    October 23, 2012 Flagging an Issue By Charles Kesler My wife, the very shrewd Sally Pipes, penetrated to the heart of the debate in a single sentence tonight when, only about 15 minutes into the exchange, she observed: “Romney’s flag pin is much larger than Obama’s flag pin.”Indeed, it was, as I confirmed in the next split screen of the candidates.Ever since the 1960s, liberals have been sensitive about the dimensions of their patriotism, and here, on national television, in a debate over foreign policy, Obama had been clearly outmaneuvered. His fleet was noticeably smaller than the challenger’s. His bayonet...
  • Obama Campaign Flag Poster Quietly Yanked From Website…

    09/23/2012 7:23:24 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    The item, known as “Our Strips: Flag Poster” redesigned the American flag using the Obama for America logo. The print was the target of conservative backlash last week. A page where the flag was now returns as error page. A cached version of the website still shows the product but returns a error page when attempting to add the item to the cart.
  • OBAMA CAMPAIGN QUIETLY DITCHES FAUX FLAG

    09/23/2012 5:18:31 PM PDT · by lasereye · 50 replies
    Powerline ^ | September 23, 2012 | John Hinderaker
    The Obama campaign produced a poster of an American flag, with Obama’s “O” symbol replacing the field of stars, as an item of campaign merchandise, selling for $35. The image was tasteless at best. It is hard to imagine any other politician arrogant enough to remake the flag in his own image: Barack Obama, however, has never been one to be deterred by bad taste. The larger problem was that, as many pointed out, the flag bore an uncanny resemblance to this grisly photograph taken at the American consulate in Benghazi: So the Obama campaign has quietly ditched the flag...
  • Obama Replaces Stars On U.S. Flag With Campaign Symbol, Hawks It As A “Poster...."

    09/20/2012 5:28:02 AM PDT · by NYer · 80 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 19, 2012
    The Cult of Obama never ceases to creep me out. A poster to say there are no red states or blue states, only the United States: OFA.BO/gfHgXM— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 20, 2012 These are the two posters he’s trying to sell:
  • Pakistani man dies after inhaling fumes from burning American flags at anti-Islam film rally

    09/18/2012 6:48:30 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 53 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 18th September 2012 | Phil Vinter
    'A Pakistani protestor has died after inhaling smoke from burning U.S. flags during a rally against the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims. Abdullah Ismail died in Mayo hospital in Lahore having complained of feeling unwell during the angry demonstrations in the eastern Pakistan city yesterday.'
  • Flags from Apollo moon landing still standing, photos reveal

    07/30/2012 7:11:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 51 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 30, 2012 | Clara Moskowitz
    (LRO slewed 19° down-Sun allowing the illuminated side of the still standing American flag to be captured at the Apollo 17 site.) An enduring question ever since the manned moon landings of the 1960s has been: Are the flags planted by the astronauts still standing? Now, lunar scientists say the verdict is in from the latest photos of the moon taken by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC): Most do, in fact, still stand. "From the LROC images it is now certain that the American flags are still standing and casting shadows at all of the sites, except Apollo 11,"...
  • Mall says U.S. flags on kiddie train must go

    07/29/2012 5:56:19 PM PDT · by hiho hiho · 77 replies
    KATU ^ | 7/29/2012
    CLACKAMAS, Ore. - A fight over the American flag is brewing at the Clackamas Town Center. The manager of the children's train at the mall says he's being forced to remove flags that he uses to decorate the train ride. Why? The mall told him the flags are against policy. Thomas Phelps said he was floored when he got a letter from mall management telling him that the flags were "unapproved visuals." That reference didn't sit too well with Phelps, who also happens to be a military veteran. "That is dedicated to veterans and military, police, firefighters, EMTs - all...
  • Should American flag be dipped at London Olympics opening ceremony?

    07/27/2012 12:11:59 PM PDT · by Sopater · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Published July 27, 2012
    Thank you for voting! Never. Americans have fought and died defending the flag, for which it stands. 95.89% (15,161 votes) Yes. It's time for America to get in line with the rest of the world. 2.19% (346 votes) Undecided. Is it really that important an issue? 1.92% (304 votes) Total Votes: 15,811
  • Obama Lowers Flags to Half Mast for CO Massacre: Ft. Hood - Not so Fast!

    07/20/2012 9:19:28 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 37 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-20-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    When 14 persons (one unborn), most of them military personnel on the base at Ft. Hood, Texas, were murdered by Islamic terrorist and U.S. Military Colonel Nidal Hasan, America's flags were not lowered to half mast until the next day. Today, by at least 2:30 pm EDT, the order came down from on high to lower our flags in a sign of mourning for the victims of today's shootings inside an Aurora Colorado movie theatre showing the much awaited Batman: The Dark Knight Rises.In the case of Ft. Hood, Obama had to be bullied into the national gesture of mourning...
  • Obama orders flags at half mast

    07/20/2012 2:24:37 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 76 replies
    poltico44 ^ | 7/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    In a Friday proclamation, President Obama ordered the flags on public buildings flown at half mast in honor of the victims of the shooting in Aurora, Colo "as a mark of respect." The order applies to the "White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in
  • PORKY PIG OLD GLORY CARTOON

    07/04/2012 10:10:54 AM PDT · by ealgeone · 24 replies
    Porky Pig gets an education in FREEDOM!
  • Lake Democratic Party head removes Obama flag veterans termed 'desecration'

    03/13/2012 2:47:10 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 55 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | March 13, 2012 | Ludmilla Lelis
    AVARES — The Lake County Democratic Party removed an American flag depicting an image of President Barack Obama at its headquarters this afternoon after several veterans complained. "That's a complete desecration of the American flag," local veteran Donald Van Beck said. The controversial flag had been flying under an American flag on the same flag pole. It has an image of Obama in the blue section where the stars are normally located. A similar flag was available for sale on eBay for $12.95. Today, half a dozen veterans arrived at the party headquarters in Tavares and Van Beck asked party...
  • Vets angry over American flag featuring Obama

    03/14/2012 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Justaham · 51 replies · 1+ views
    wftv.com ^ | 3/14/12
    Tempers are flaring over a version of the American flag flying in Lake County. A veterans group says the flag is an outrage. The flag, which features a picture of President Obama, was taken down Tuesday afternoon. Korean war veteran Don Van Beck said his blood was boiling. "I can't describe how upset was because you just don't do that to the American flag," Van Beck said.
  • Mother Of Fallen Marine Offended By Half-Staff Flag For Houston

    02/16/2012 9:21:43 AM PST · by Eyes Unclouded · 32 replies · 1+ views
    cbs ^ | 2.15.12 | staff
    Flags will be lowered in New Jersey Saturday, the day of Whitney Houston’s funeral. But a Marine mom in Arlington says it’s an honor Houston doesn’t deserve. When Phyllis McGeath heard Gov. Chris Christie had ordered flags lowered to half-staff for Houston, she said she felt a pain deep inside her. “I was hurt and offended. Disappointed. Saddened,” she said. “I felt like the honor that was given to my son was tarnished.” McGeath had three sons who were active duty Marines. Her oldest, Philip, was killed by a suicide bomber just four weeks ago in Afghanistan. He was 25....
  • GOVERNOR WRONG TO HAVE FLAG LOWERED TO HALF STAFF FOR CELEBRITIES

    02/18/2012 5:40:00 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 100 replies
    GOVERNOR WRONG TO HAVE FLAG LOWERED TO HALF STAFF FOR CELEBRITIES NJLawman.com-Police and Law Enforcement News Thursday, February 16, 2012 Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered all New Jersey State and American flags to be lowered to half staff on Saturday in honor of Entertainer Whitney Houston who passed away this week. Last year, the governor did the same for Clarence Clemmons, the saxophone player for the E Street Band. In January, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett ordered the state flag to half staff for three days in honor of Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno when he passed. We...
  • In honor of Whitney Houston, Gov. Christie ordering flags flown at half-staff in N.J.

    02/15/2012 6:38:11 AM PST · by doyle · 96 replies
    WPIX TV ^ | 2/15/12 | Julia Jacobo
    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he plans to order flags on public buildings to fly at half-staff on the day of Whitney Houston's funeral to honor the songstress and Jersey native. "Whitney Houston was an important part of the cultural fabric of this state," Christie said during a press release Tuesday. Christie also said the pop legend belongs in the same category as Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and Bruce Springsteen. He said he will sign the order later in the week after Houston's family makes a final decision regarding time and place of the funeral. A Newark...
  • DOT makes workers take down flag

    11/12/2011 6:45:56 AM PST · by Winstons Julia · 26 replies
    Quad City Times ^ | 11/11/11 | Barb Ickes
    The surreal part of the article: About 30 minutes before Brandl ordered Old Glory removed from its elevated perch, Snyder said the bridge workers intended to take it down after the holiday weekend. But Brandl said safety could not wait. "It was not authorized, and we do not need the distraction," he said, adding, "I can't imagine who it would offend, but I do not want controversy."
  • "It's A Free Country" - a new patriotic song that all of America needs to hear!! (vanity)

    10/29/2011 4:57:20 PM PDT · by dayglored · 54 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2011-10-29 | Carolyn Owen
    This song and video, written, performed, and recorded by fellow FReeper "Quill Pen", is a tribute to America and those who risk their lives to keep America free. From the chorus: It's A Free Country, where dreams come true 'Cause once you've tasted freedom, a cage will never do. It's A Free Country, as long as we live and breath So don't tread on me, no, don't tread on me It's A Free Country. I encourage you to check the song video out on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOx9GOmdqhA
  • (Viet Nam) Vet cuts down Illegal Mexican flag flying above U.S. Flag

    10/21/2011 6:38:10 AM PDT · by GailA · 43 replies
    U Tube ^ | N/A | N/A
    Vet cuts down Illegal Mexican flag flying above U.S. Flag Don't know how to embed the video, but it warms the heart to see a Viet Nam Vet still fighting for his country.Best down load it before the commies pull it.
  • Olive Garden apologizes to Kiwanis Club

    10/13/2011 9:57:15 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 58 replies · 1+ views
    WBRC ^ | Christie Hutchins
    Olive Garden apologizes for refusing to allow 80-year-old Marti Warren bring an American flag into their restaurant during her Kiwanis Club award banquet last week. Olive Garden issued this statement: "We are very sorry for any misunderstanding about this issue. We do not have a policy at Olive Garden concerning bringing the American flag into our restaurants. Some members of our team were misinformed about company policy by our corporate office. As a company, we take responsibility for that and we regret it. We take pride in how we communicate to our restaurants and we are correcting this so it...
  • Northern Arizona University Halts Students Distributing Flags for 9/11

    09/14/2011 3:21:00 AM PDT · by CharlesThe Hammer · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 9/13/11 | Billy Hallowell
    What started out as a patriotic gesture intended to remember the nearly 3,000 lives lost on September 11, 2001, ended up becoming a major verbal scuffle that one North Arizona University student calls “a free speech violation.” The incident, which has likely evolved into something much larger than either side originally anticipated, occurred when students were passing out American flags on their public university campus last Friday. The Arizona Daily Sun shares more about the commemorative activity:
  • Shock Study: U.S. Flag Only Boosts GOP

    07/21/2011 2:16:23 PM PDT · by iowamark · 40 replies
    US News ^ | July 20, 2011 | Paul Bedard
    Just a brief exposure to an image of the American flag shifts voters, even Democrats, to Republican beliefs, attitudes and voting behavior even though most don't believe it will impact their politics, according to a new two-year study just published in the scholarly Psychological Science. What's more, according to three authors from the University Chicago, Cornell University and Hebrew University, the impact had staying power. "A single exposure to an American flag resulted in a significant increase in participants' Republican voting intentions, voting behavior, political beliefs, and implicit and explicit attitudes, with some effects lasting 8 months," the study found....
  • Today is Flag Day and This is National Flag Week

    06/14/2011 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    stratford.patch.com ^ | 06-14-2011 | By Deborah St. Thomas
    Debbie’s Daily Dose of Food for Thought The stars and stripes of our flag are known round the world. Here is the first stanza of a poem to ponder and a few things to know about our flag and Flag Day. “There’s a flag hangs over my threshold, whose folds are more dear to me Than the blood that thrills in my bosom its earnest of liberty; And dear are the stars it harbors in its sunny field of blue As the hope of a further heaven that lights all our dim lives through.” -- Julie Ward Howe (American Poet,...
  • Today is Flag Day (Link to Flag Etiquette) (Vanity)

    06/14/2011 5:35:04 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 27 replies
    Free Republic ^ | June 14, 2011 | DJMacWoW and Various sources
    Today is Flag Day. I thought it appropriate to give links to proper flag etiquette and a history of Flag Day. U.S. Flag.org Flag Etiquette When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff. When flown with flags of states, communities, or societies on separate flag poles which are of the same height and in a straight line, the flag of the United States is always placed in the position of honor - to its own...
  • DOWNHILL ONLY ... Mark Steyn

    04/19/2011 4:00:26 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 17 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 19 Apr 2011 | Mark Steyn
    <p>Wandering round this great republic predicting the apocalypse, I’m often asked by audience members why it is I’m being quite so overwrought if not an hysterical old queen about the whole business. After all, President Obama’s now-forgotten “Deficit Commission” produced a report melodramatically emblazoned “The Moment of Truth” and proposing such convulsive course corrections as raising the age of Social Security eligibility to 69.</p>
  • FoxNews poll Re banning the US flag in schools

    02/05/2011 7:26:13 PM PST · by Gandalf_The_Gray · 18 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 06, 2010 | You Decide
    Share your thoughts. First, answer our question below. Then click "Leave a comment." Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/05/06/american-flag-banned-america/#ixzz1D94hZ4dn
  • Chinese Flag Hoisted Higher than Old Glory?!?! (vanity)

    01/18/2011 1:28:09 AM PST · by pillut48 · 16 replies
    (Can't post AP images, go to link please) What the heck is this picture about??? Is that photoshopped, or did they actually hoist the Chinese flag HIGHER than the American flag, ON AMERICAN SOIL?!?!?!?!?! If so, I AM LIVID. >:-( Anyone know how to read this header? Where did this picture come from? http://d.yimg.com/a/p/ap/20110117/capt.7f202de6c75e42afa359e004844592b3-7f202de6c75e42afa359e004844592b3-0.jpg?x=400&y=274&q=85&sig=JTDf8B.t.q84IZOx0SE2XA--
  • 9/11 flag unfurled, raised at Ariz. girl's funeral

    01/13/2011 6:35:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    AP News via Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2011
    As the funeral for the youngest victim of the mass shooting in Arizona was set to begin Thursday, the largest flag recovered from Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center was unfurled and raised, flanked by two fire trucks with ladders extended. Nine-year-old Christina Taylor Green was born on Sept. 11, 2001, and featured in a book called "Faces of Hope" that chronicled one baby from each state born on the day terrorists killed nearly 3,000 people. Christina's funeral is the first for the six victims killed when police said a gunman opened fired on a...
  • Ground Zero flag to be displayed at girl's funeral

    01/12/2011 12:52:56 PM PST · by CedarDave · 24 replies
    Tampa Bay Online ^ | January 12, 2010 | AP
    The largest flag recovered from Ground Zero after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center is on its way to Arizona to be displayed at the funeral of the girl killed in Saturday's shooting spree who was born that day.