WWW (Wordless Wednesday with Words): Please take care of Old Glory

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If you leave a comment, Jim will visit your blog and leave a comment.Since my dad was in the Navy, I have a certain respect for the military, the United States of America, and the flat of the United States of America, also known as Old Glory.

There are protocols for not only displaying the Flag, but for when the Flag should not be displayed, and how to properly dispose of the Flag.

I previewed a property today that was owned by a Major General. Now one would think that a Major General would know everything there is to know about the Flag of the United States of America, and I won't fault him for proudly displaying the Flag 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Therein lies the problem with this flag, though:

Damaged United States Flag

The Flag should never be allowed to deteriorate to this state. As "Dear Abby" said in a recent column (loosely quoted), "If you fly a flag in this condition, you are stating that you believe the United States of America is an old and tattered country, past its prime and usefulness." It is anything but.

Now I understand that the Major General here is probably retired, and probably can't get up to the top of his roof anymore to remove that flag and replace it. That's no excuse. Children, or high school or college students, would probably be proud to remove this flag and replace it for a few dollars. As Nike said, "Just do it!"

If you are not familiar with the protocols for displaying flags and retiring flags, check out the web site for the Flag Keepers. You can also anonymously report tattered flags.

Please take care of Old Glory. She deserves it, and after all, She takes care of you.

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Jim Frimmer
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist
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Hey, Lynda.

We had a lighted flag pole in our yard when my dad was alive. I sometimes sat on the front porch after supper waiting for the light to come on.

May 08, 2009 11:11 PM
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John Combs
Alan Deblat Real Estate Corp.

There are many local Veterans groups that will collect old worn flags for proper disposal. Please display  proudly.

May 20, 2009 06:43 AM
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Robert May
Real Estate Expert & Mortgage Broker- Lethbridge
Verico Canada First Mortgage/ Rainbow Realty

I have a huge old American Flag that i have had packed away in a trunk for about 30 years.  Supposedly it was taken down from a famous landmark building which is why it was significant, however I have long since forgot what building it was. 

June 10, 2009 01:32 AM
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John Combs
Alan Deblat Real Estate Corp.

I completely agree with regards to flying and displaying the American Flag. In my area there are Veteran asssociations that  will collect and dispose of old flags.

June 17, 2009 07:13 AM
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Just stopping by to make sure that we have all of the photographs from your older blog posts in our photograph collection.

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