The Ohio burgee — the Buckeye State’s distinctive state flag — soon may have an official retirement ceremony. A bill to adopt such a policy has cleared both houses of the Ohio Legislature and awaits forwarding to Gov. John Kasich for his signature by the end of the 132nd General Assembly at year’s end. As state flag history goes, here in the 17th state, a retirement protocol is right on schedule. Ohio did not adopt a state flag for the first 99 years of its existence, and it wasn’t for another 100 years that legislators approved a specific pledge of allegiance to the state flag. According to the Norwalk lawmaker championing the retirement ceremony, House Bill 359 would add the last piece of the state flag’s life — retirement. “I am sure many in this room have heard of or participated in a retirement of the U.S. Flag,” Republican Rep. Dick Stein said in written testimony to senate committee members. “Many groups including the … [Read more...] about Bill adopting state flag retirement protocol advances
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Sarah Brookbank Cincinnati Enquirer Published 2:24 p.m. UTC Jul 4, 2018 Happy Independence Day. Look down at your shirt. Is it an American flag? If it is, congratulations, you're violating flag code. Chances are most Americans have violated United States flag code and violations run rampant on the Fourth of July. The code, approved by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1942, confirmed existing customs and rules governing the display and use of the flag of the United States by civilians. United States Flag Code's most prolific section is the section for respecting the flag, that's where it says that the flag should not touch the ground. Citizens aren't supposed to use the flag on paper plates or napkins that can be thrown away or on clothing (sorry Old Navy). There is one exception, a flag patch may be used on uniforms for military personnel, law enforcement and first responders. "The flag represents a living country and is itself considered … [Read more...] about Fourth of July: Are you violating US flag code? Probably
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index U.S. Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByDaniel Victor June 14, 2018 If you are displaying an American flag today, good for you. It’s Flag Day in the United States, after all. But still, you might be doing it wrong — and veterans are likely to have noticed. While there are no legal penalties for running afoul of the United States Flag Code, many veterans do frequently spot violations, said Joe Plenzler, a spokesman for the American Legion, a veterans organization. Following the code is entirely voluntary, but “it’s a significant emotional issue for many of our veterans,” he said. The American Flag is more than a symbol of our Nation. All over the world It stands for the greatest vritues of a free and compassionate people. It represents a vision for humanity based on individual liberty.#FlagDay #FlagDay2018 … [Read more...] about Happy Flag Day. But Are You Flying It Wrong?
STATEN ISLAND -- Hundreds of Boy Scouts, leaders and families gathered at William H. Pouch Scout Camp in Sea View for the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony Friday. Over the course of the year, the Staten Island Boy Scouts accept worn American flags. All of these flags are stored and then retired every June at their camp. Flags can be dropped off at any time at the scout shop on Manor Road. "The Boy Scouts of America was honored to be entrusted with the retirement of over 13,000 flags in a dignified ceremony recognized by the United States flag code and the recommendations of the Boy Scouts of America. I was pleased with a large turn out of Scouts and adults," Staten Island Boy Scout Board president, Robert Rampulla, who led the ceremony, said in a statement. During the ceremony, scouts the flags are often cut into pieces and placed into a fire. The Staten Island Boy Scouts burned more than 13,000 flags and retired them. The United States Flag Code states: "The flag, when no longer in … [Read more...] about Island Boy Scouts retire flags at annual ceremony
I received a great email this morning from a guy who will remain nameless, because he prefers not to deal with the crap that goes along with making people think. But making people think is part of my job, so I thought I would share his thoughts.This guy wrote about the flap over the flag and the NFL and the protests and all those things. And he made a great point. Here you go:“Good morning. I’ve never called into a radio show or written to a sport columnist, but recent events in the USA have gotten to me. I’m hoping you can maybe present some common sense to the public, which will most likely infuriate most knuckleheads, but ignorance is bliss.“For the better part of 2-3 decades I’ve always known the basic rules for the flag. Heck I was even a military guy, and the military didn’t teach you that many rules about the flag outside of standing, saluting, sun up sun down for displaying and if there wasn’t daylight you did it from 8-8 each day, and … [Read more...] about American flag gets disrespected more than just at ballgames