Re: Flag Retirement #2
Mark Arend (arend@PEOPLES.NET)
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 12:43:36 -0500
>I'd give a dollar against a doughnut that the flag hadn't even been
>adopted when the Constitution was written.
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>|| Cheryl.Singhal@f422.n109.z1.fidonet.org ** ST: IV. ||
Sorry, Cheryl. The basic design of the flag was established in 1777
(alternating red & white stripes, blue field with white stars). The
Constitution was written during the hot summer of 1787 and ratified over the
next year or so.
I'll take either the dollar or the doughnut, whichever you prefer. Never
bet with a reference librarian, we always know.
Hal Dudley said:
>The problem is that the U.S. Flag Code is simple and non
>specific and most folks want very specific ways to deal with a worn flag
>layed out. It just isn't there.
All the Flag Code says is "dignified". You can dispose of it in ANY way you
want, as long as it is dignified. Apparently a lot of people think it is
dignified to fade to grey and rot away to tatters on the top of a pole.
Mark W. Arend
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