Wednesday, September 07, 2005

I am a great American

I was on my way to our Jr./Sr. campus to cover a soccer tournament when I saw something red, white and blue on a small stick in the middle of a busy 4-lane road. It was being run over and I realized it was an American Flag. So I safely swerved my car onto the shoulder, ran out into traffic to retrieve the flag (I used to play Frogger, no problem!) and then I ran with the flag flapping in the breeze back to my car. I noticed a couple people gave me a "thumbs up" and a couple clapped for me.

I cleaned it up and not it is being displayed on my patio at my house. GO USA!

(disclaimer, I don't know flag etiquette very well so if was supposed to be burned or something, I didn't.)

10 Comments:

At 11:09 AM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

It's only supposed to be respectfully burned if it is beyond repair or cleaning it up. You did good, sis. I'm proud.

 
At 2:46 PM , Blogger pappy said...

Glad you played frogger. Nice going

 
At 6:39 PM , Blogger Ranting Republican said...

Aww, frogger - check out this link:

http://www.johnnyslack.com/duckhunt/

best game ever.

 
At 10:57 PM , Blogger mthomas1776 said...

I am pretty sure a flag is never supposed to touch the ground, but beyond this ideal type, I have nothing to offer

 
At 1:02 AM , Blogger holleritsme said...

something I'm actually very passionate about, having been to boys state. the flag should *never* touch the ground, and the appropriate method for disposing of dirty or damaged flags is through a ceremonial burning. (i'm sure there are additional rules for that, too.)

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html

the above is a simple run down of some of the rules. There are also official flag rules within a few seconds of a google search.

 
At 12:08 AM , Blogger fetching jen said...

What a great American gal! My son is an Eagle Scout... the flag must NEVER touch the ground. Good job.

fj

 
At 10:39 PM , Blogger Tori said...

holler-what did you do with that flag you bought at the garage sale that you were allergic to?

 
At 10:42 PM , Blogger Tori said...

so I decided not to burn the flag. I rescued it and it means something to me. I don't think God will send me to hell for proudly displaying ANOTHER flag at my home.

And besides, I think I would cry if I watched it burn.

 
At 12:20 PM , Blogger The Watchful One said...

You should have signed the flag like Mr. Bush did...

http://www.angels-of-love.com/images/bush_signs_flag.jpg

 
At 1:02 PM , Blogger Silencer said...

First of all: I dont want to be offensive, just to tell you my opinion:

Risking my life for a piece of cloth sounds kinda crazy to me. I`m german and I think we got enough stuff that I can be proud to be german (I mean no racist shit) but I wouldnt risk even one of my fingernails for a german flag.

In the end its nothing but a piece of some fabric, printed with a standardized set of colors, produced by a company that is most likely only interested in maximum profit and, last but not least, maybe even "NOT made in USA"

Well only my point of view, no offense!

 

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