Re: Washing Flags
Jonathan Dixon (dixonj@ROCOCO.COLORADO.EDU)
Sat, 21 Oct 1995 17:54:19 MDT
> From: Mark Wilson <mwilson@POLARIS.ORL.MMC.COM>
> > From: John Pannell <PANNELLJ@delphi.com>
> > IMO, it would be disrespectful to display a soiled or smelly flag that could
> > easily have been cleaned. (Unless of course it's some historical
> > flag...like the original Star Spangled Banner! *g*)
> I am in agreement here. Proper care is a part of respect. That also includes
> making minor repairs. When the flag can no longer be cleaned or requires
> major repairs, it is time for a retirement ceremony (well, except maybe for
> the Star Spangled Banner).
Actually, didn't they take out the Star Spangled Banner and give it a
thorough cleaning about 10 years ago? Then they put it behind a screen and
started only showing it for short periods of time every half hour or so.
So even a famous flag may get cleaned.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City