Re: Flag Backwards??
Mark Dryer (clf18@PINN.NET)
Tue, 26 Mar 1996 12:42:03 -0800
I must agree with your Legionnaire, and disagree with most of the respondents
so far to this question. According the Flag Code version that I hold, a
stationary flat mounted displayed flag (such as one attached to a wall behind
a speaker) is displayed with the canton (field) to the flag's own right, or
the viewers' left. However, a displayed flat mounted flag that will be
mobile (such as painted on the nose of an aircraft) is to be displayed such
that the canton is on the side of the principle direction of movement.
The embroidered flag on our uniform shirts has the canton on the viewer's
left. Since our primary direction of movement is forward, our flag patches
move fly first, not canton first. To be correct, the patches should be moved
to our left sleeves, or they should be replaced with patches having the
canton to the viewer's right, or we should walk backwards <G>.
CC, Troop 191
Sr Drill Sgt (Ret)
80th Inf Div
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