Ronald W. Fox (us018956@POP3.INTERRAMP.COM)
Sat, 17 Aug 1996 12:41:40 PDT
If you have questions regarding the U.S. flag, call your Congressperson
and request that he or she send you a copy of "Our Flag", House
document 100-247. This document contains the following:
A history of the flag
Flags used in the U.S. before the nation was founded.
The text of United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10,
"Patriotic Customs", which law covers the subject areas of most of
the discussions found on this list pertaining to the flag.
How to present, display, and fold the flag.
How to care for a flag.
What type of flags are flown at the Capitol, and how to get one.
Information about the American War Mothers flag
How to get a burial flag for a veteran.
The flags of all the U.S. States and Territories
The origin and observence of Flag Day.
The history and contents of the U.S. Great Seal.
Fort McHenry, whose bombardment inspired Francis Scott Key
to write the "Star Spangled Banner".
A description of the Flag House, where the actual Star Spangled
Banner was made.
The history of the Pledge of Allegiance
An extensive bibliography.
And other stuff I left out. The booklet of 52 pages has copious
illustrations. Call your Congressperson, tell them you're
involved in Scouting and that you need a copy of this. Be specific,
as there are other booklets about flag protocol that are less
informative. This booklet will give you an authortative source of
information, allow you to stop some silly arguments, and counter
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