Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: Flag Ettiquite - visiting countries
Re: Flag Ettiquite - visiting countries
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 05:16:15 +0000
I answered a question about the US flag and how to fly it
(something I SHOULD know something about...but don't!!)
incorrectly. Jim Sheckels and a couple of others correctly
corrected the posting:
>>>Can they be on the same pole, with the US above?
I stated "They should not be, but they can." That's WRONG.
>NO Mike - they cannot in times of peace.
The other question was....
>>>Do they fly on separate poles equal or US higher?
And I replied "They fly on separate poles with the top "ball" or
"pin" (I forget what the technical term is) of the US flag taller
than those other countries."
Again, I was INCORRECT THERE..but I was reminded what it was
>The ball is called the TRUCK. Poles MUST be of equal height in
>times of peace.
>My refernce is the US Flag Code, which is spelled out on the
>American Legion web site, among others.
>The American Legion has an excellent flag etiquette web page at:
That link's going into my personal bookmarks today....thanks, Jim
and those others for the correct answers to my responses!!
(c) 1998 Mike Walton ("no such thing as strong coffee,...") (502) 827-9201
(settummanque, the blackeagle) http://dynasty.net/users/blkeagle
241 Fairview Dr., Henderson, KY 42420-4339 firstname.lastname@example.org
(note that these addresses will expire on 1 October 1998)
privately at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
---- FORWARD in service to youth ----