Re: Flags & patriotism, New Question
FWD LARDIE, WILLIAM LTC (logplanner@FWD.AREUR.ARMY.MIL)
Thu, 11 Jul 1996 08:05:50 +0200
I totally agree with you. I too am a member of the US Army Reserves
stationed in Germany. When I am not on active duty, I work for the Army
as a DOD employee. Here in Germany, on both Army and Air Force
installations, folks stop what they are doing when the flags (US and
German) comes down.
I know at Ramstein Air Force Base, they even play the German National
Anthem because both countries flags come down together.
By the way, our Troop has performed this duty at Ramstein during Scout
Anniversary Week. The Security Police, who normally are responsible for
this function, appreciate it. People stop and watch to see what the Boy
Scouts and Cub Scouts are doing. Great Publicity.
Yours in Scouting,
WB (WAKO) Owl, NE-VI-19
O/A Vigil 1994
>From: Kathi Parker[SMTP:LTLREBL@AOL.COM]
>Sent: Thursday, July 11, 1996 7:03 AM
>To: Multiple recipients of list SCOUTS-L
>Subject: Re: Flags & patriotism, New Question
>I don't have any references, but as an enlisted member of the US Army,
>were to salute the US flag as it passed or was posted. In fact, when
>colors were raised and lowered daily, the entire Army post came to a
>standstill (vehicles came to a stop and the occupants exited the car)
>a flag was in sight, a salute was rendered. If a flag could not be
>stood at attention facing the direction of the post commander's office.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City