No respect for American Flag!

Worn, tattered U.S. flag on Sinatra Drive should be replaced

Have you noticed the ripped and worn American Flag at 3rd and Sinatra Drive? What a sad display of “patriotism” for our country.

According to section 8 of the U.S. Flag Law:

“No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America. The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Too bad Flag Day was a couple weeks ago – it should have been taken care of before then.

Tattered American Flag on Sinatra Drive in Hoboken NJ - No respect for American Flag!

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johandsomeison
johandsomeison
Monday, June 27, 2011 5:48 pm

Yeah even I have a better American flag.. and I’m not even officially a citizen yet! :mrgreen:

Kaiser Sosay
Kaiser Sosay
Monday, June 27, 2011 3:11 pm

the flags are changed often,if the right person sees it,not to mention the flags that are used nowadays are made of a cheaper material then in the past.this thread should get somebodys B^^^s broken,cause some still check this site for what might be the next big post

Hobbes
Hobbes
Monday, June 27, 2011 2:39 pm

Who’s responsible for maintaining that flag? Is it on private property or is it the city’s role?

Flag maintenance has always been a pet peeve of mine. When it rains or snows, I always notice that flags are still up when then should be taken down. I know they revised the rules to allow for displaying the flag in bad weather but I’m a purist.

Most people don’t know how to fold a flag or how to properly display it. It ought to be one of those things they teach in civics class. They still have those, right?

Also, I was taught that if you intentionally fly the flag upside down, it would mean there is an emergency or help is needed in some way. But I don’t see that on the rules you posted so it might not be true (or needed anymore since 911 and cell phones kind of made that obsolete).

Hobbes
Hobbes
Reply to  Hobbes
Monday, June 27, 2011 2:41 pm

Of course, this is coming from a guy who’s username is the English philosopher who thought an absolute monarchy was the only way to provide order and defend ‘man’ (used in the generic sense) against human nature.[quote comment=”208182″]Who’s responsible for maintaining that flag? Is it on private property or is it the city’s role?Flag maintenance has always been a pet peeve of mine. When it rains or snows, I always notice that flags are still up when then should be taken down. I know they revised the rules to allow for displaying the flag in bad weather but I’m a purist.Most people don’t know how to fold a flag or how to properly display it. It ought to be one of those things they teach in civics class. They still have those, right?Also, I was taught that if you intentionally fly the flag upside down, it would mean there is an emergency or help is needed in some way. But I don’t see that on the rules you posted so it might not be true (or needed anymore since 911 and cell phones kind of made that obsolete).[/quote]

hobojobo
hobojobo
Reply to  Hobbes
Monday, June 27, 2011 3:27 pm

Yes, it is a sign of distress when flown upside down…
§ 8. Respect for Flag.
(a) The flag should never be displayed with union down, except as a signal of dire
distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

the flag is also supposed to be illuminated if flown at night
[quote comment=”208182″]Who’s responsible for maintaining that flag? Is it on private property or is it the city’s role?Flag maintenance has always been a pet peeve of mine. When it rains or snows, I always notice that flags are still up when then should be taken down. I know they revised the rules to allow for displaying the flag in bad weather but I’m a purist.Most people don’t know how to fold a flag or how to properly display it. It ought to be one of those things they teach in civics class. They still have those, right?Also, I was taught that if you intentionally fly the flag upside down, it would mean there is an emergency or help is needed in some way. But I don’t see that on the rules you posted so it might not be true (or needed anymore since 911 and cell phones kind of made that obsolete).[/quote]

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