do you fly the flag? : LUSENET : Countryside : One Thread

i ask this only because when "something" happens flags go up all over, but any other time not to many out. we donot i am not sure why...

-- renee oneill (, October 13, 2000


You bet we do....Two flags..the American Flag and the Confederate flag......keeps us remembering all of our ancestors who died defending each of them. God bless.

-- Lesley (, October 13, 2000.

The "Betsy Ross" flag and the Gadsden flag. We have been flying them both for quite a while. Since the movie "The Patriot" came out, you should see the people slow down and stare...

-- William in WI (, October 13, 2000.

I fly the US flag on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Veteran's Day if I am at home.

-- Notforprint (, October 13, 2000.

I fly our flag, sometimes with happiness, sometimes with sorrow, always with pride. I have heard at times that "we should be embaressed by the actions of our elected officials", but that flag represents, not our officials, but our country, our people. Today, when coming in and seeing my banner, I reflected with sorrow, with pride. I have seen many differences of opinion here on The Forum, that banner, our lost sailors and countless others before them have made the expession of those differences possible. Honor and respect them and yourselves, fly your flag and any other banners you choose, but keep Old Glory in its place of honor, higher than the rest and be greatful you are allowed to fly those banners. I have an Irish freind who understands not being able to fly his flag and he has adopted this country with the same passion that it embraced him. As he said, "Why only fly it on holidays? Display it , as you do your freedoms".

-- Jay Blair (, October 13, 2000.

Yup, we sure do. We fly it on all national holidays, and sometimes just on sunny breezy days to see it fly freely in the wind. I don't always agree with everything our nation does, but I sure do love what that flag flying represents.

-- sheepish (, October 13, 2000.

I fly the flag as to represent what this country truely is not what any of our current elected officals are up to. To me it is to honor all those who have given their lives to give me the right and liberty to disagree. I also fly it for hope that we return to what that flag stands for. God Bless America! gail

-- gail missouri ozarks (, October 13, 2000.

Yep, everyday. Proudly.

-- melina bush (, October 13, 2000.

Everytime I remember to. I wish I could find a place to store it that is closer to the door, then I would remember to fly it more often. Maybe, now that you've asked that question, I'll think of one.

-- Cheryl Cox (, October 13, 2000.

I do, I think a lot like Lesley. There was a time I flew it upside down( after Sam and Vicki Weaver were slaughtered a man wearing it ). However, that was done by Ron Horduchi and I have daily nightmares of that bastards face ! I cannot hold the entire country responsible for one misguided animals actions, but--who do I see about that ?

Now, I fly both ! ---but the stars and bars is at the top of the pole !!!

-- Joel Rosen (, October 14, 2000.

We were talking just last week about flying the flag all the time. When we get moved next year, we plant on doing just that. At a town get together last week, my husband sang the anthem (without music). What an honor.

-- Cindy (, October 14, 2000.

I wish I could.....I used to get chills when hearing the National Anthem, now I feel it doesn't stand for what it was supposed to and unless that is reclaimed I feel hypocritical about it. I have never disrespected a flag of any sort, but I just don't feel all proud of ours anymore.Sad. Maybe the Gadsen flag is the one I should fly.

-- Doreen (, October 14, 2000.

i feel like doreen does....proud to be an american? no not really maybe lucky is the right word.proud to be part of a country who sticks their nose in places it does not belong and turns it up when needed.kills , jails and other wise puts "our"people in risk for the benifit of people who blow us all away if given a choice. i respect those who have died for US so maybe one day a flag will fly here.

-- renee oneill (, October 14, 2000.

We fly our nation's flag and the Confederate flag every day. But, our lovely American Flag is flown upside down to indicate distress. My husband switched it on the day Elian Gonzales was kidnapped by Janet Reno's thugs. It will be switched back to it's normal position when we feel that our nation is no longer in such turmoil. Perhaps it will be switched in January. We'll see. Sorry to be so political, but I am the type who tears up at the sight of our flag flying proud against a blue clear sky. I feel it has been trampled upon by our present government.

-- Mary in East TN (, October 14, 2000.

Will someone please tell me what a Madsen flag is? We probably fly our flag in the summer when it is warm. Winter's are too cold. Why do we fly the flag? Because we are proud to be Americans which has nothing to do with the current political sleaze.

-- NOrma Lucas (, October 14, 2000.


The Gadsden flag is the "Dont Tread On Me" flag with the rattler on a yellow/gold background.

-- William in WI (, October 15, 2000.

To add to Williams explanation, it is also the flag that the Colonial Militias raised at first.

-- Doreen (, October 15, 2000.

Yes, everyday for many years now. It's also nice to see which way the wind is blowing. I pick them up at garage sales for $1 each or less and have three now in reserve as they don't last too long and I hate buying anything "new". When they are worn out, I bring them to the local VFW post for proper disposal which they perform annually.

-- Sandy (, October 15, 2000.

I fly the Confederate battle flag. My ancestors fought against the South in the War for Southron Independence; however, the South was fighting for the Constitution.

-- Jerry (, October 16, 2000.

Concerning the "Gadsen" flag: Can someone please tell me where I can buy one? Thanks!

-- AJ Pintor (, October 16, 2000.

In all my travels, I have never seen any country where flags are flown so much and used on every possible surface and bit of merchandise as here in the USA. When foreign visitors here comment on it, I tell them that Americans aren't very good at geography (sitting on top of the world, as many think we do) and that we don't read much anymore, so we put American flags everywhere to remind us where we are.

-- snoozy (, October 16, 2000.

Us, too - every day. We have had some folks who thought we were a Post Office! Lesley, you Southern Belle! Confederate flag indeed! (See - I know she hasn't been from the deep south forever!) I also have the Coast Guard Ensign (flag) and am looking for the "Don't Tread on Me" too. I also have a bumper sticker that says "First Hillary, then Gennifer, Now Us" Thankfully I will retire it soon and hope Our Country can rebound from the gutter. Do not vote for the inventor of the internet, the subject of "Love Story", or the discoverer of Love Canal, and we may be able to hold our heads high once again! We are, by the way, the laughing stock of the rest of the semi-free world. Ever read a British newspaper? GL!

-- Brad (, October 16, 2000.

I just did a search for flags and here is a good site.

I am going to get a Gadsen and fly it HIGH!

-- Doreen (, October 16, 2000.

Yes, we do!!!! Sonda in Ks.

-- Sonda (, October 16, 2000.

Its good to see there are people who still love our country. There have been disappointments, but overall it is still "the greatest country in the world". It is a privilege to be a citizen of this blessed country. I homeschool my children, and it is an honor to teach them about the good ole U.S.A. Blessed by God.

-- Judy Livengood (, October 20, 2000.

Yes, we fly the stars and stripes every day. When it gets light outside I open up all the blinds and doors in our home (I am a stay at home wife/mother) for light and air. We live so far off the road no one can see in. The flag is "stored" behind the front door at night so I see it every morning and remember to put it out.

When the Cole was hit last week we flew it at half mast. I hate for our flag to fly at half mast for any reason other than such an occurence. Around here they dip the flag if "Joe Blow" dies.

In regard to our leader. I voted against him both times. I live on the border of AR and TX so I knew about Clinton (which all proved to be true) before he ran and I know about Bush now. I pray that Bush gets elected.

With regard to the kid from Cuba - a lot of people seem to have forgotten that he and his mother were trying to enter this country illegally. I am sorry his mother died but he was still an illegal. I am very ashamed that our country allowed itself to be held hostage by this situation. He should have never been allowed to set foot on our soil. He should have been on the first boat going back.

-- Viv (, October 20, 2000.

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