Re: State flag retirement
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Fri, 16 Aug 1996 21:18:50 -0400
On Fri, 16 Aug 1996, Grant O'Neil wrote:
> At 16:37 14/08/96 +0000, Pat Hamilton wrote:
> > I also have a state flag (Mayrland) to retire along with a U.S. Flag.
> >I agree that respect should be foremost for both flags, but I would like
> >to appeal to the collective knowledge gathered here around this "virtual
> >campfire" of ours:
> > Which flag should be retired first? The state flag or the U.S. flag?
> I'm probably not qualified to speak on this as a non-American, but my
> feeling is that the state flag should be retired first, then the national
I would agree with that. And I am an American (and a DAR at that).
> flag. The precedent for me coming to this conclusion is the standard
> protocol to be followed in lowering the flag; if all flags cannot be lowered
> simultaneously, then the national flag should be raised first and lowered
And, just to add another pet peeve of mine: the US flag goes up FAST and
down s s l l o o o o w w l l y y NOT--that's NOT-- the other way 'round
which is how I see it most often.
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