Re: American Flag
Jim Sleezer (JHS8@OSUVM1.BITNET)
Mon, 20 Feb 1995 09:57:49 CST
On Mon, 20 Feb 1995 10:12:08 -0500 Kerry Sipe said:
>Another flag puzzle: On Scout Sunday this year, our troop posted the
>national flag at the front of the congregation on its own right, or to the
>left of those seated in the pews. This is the way we've always done it.
>After the service an ex-military man came up and complained that, because
>the flag was not placed on the raised podium, rather placed on the same
>level as the congregation, that it should have been on the other side --
>that is to the right of the congregation. Now I'm confused. Any thoughts?
Kerry, the problem is relatively simple if you remember that the American Flag
is always given the right hand position. If the flag is part of the
congregation (as it seems to have been in this case), then it goes to the right
of the congregation. If the flag is displayed as part of the 'podium' then
if goes to the right of the podium. On the otherhand, you can confuse the
issue by including a church flag which may be given the right hand position
in the sanctuary.
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