Re: Falg Etiquette
RYAN KEIL (RYAN.KEIL@M.CC.UTAH.EDU)
Tue, 15 Aug 1995 01:32:34 -0600
On Mon, 14 Aug 1995, Hollis UTAH Cox wrote:
> George N. Leiter II <email@example.com> wrote on Sun, 13 Aug:
> >I have been in the military for 19 years. I have been to about as many
> >official functions. The way it has always been done is, Post Colors,
> >Pledge or National Anthem, and Benediction. In closing, Benediction,
> >God Bless America, and Retire Colors. The reason being that the
> >function opens and closes with the Posting and Retiring of the Colors.
> My questions:
> 1. Is this just the military protocol? or is it also proposed as the
> method that should be used by the BSA and possibly others?
No, not military protocol. This is normal for all official functions of
the US government with a basis in .....
> 2. What is the symbolism inherent in this? Does it mean that Country
> has primacy over God?
....Reverence. By performing the Flag Ceremony first and last, the
persons are 'officially' assembled and brought to order, thus a reverent
demeanor of the audience general is attained for the Invocation and
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