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Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:26 PM

American flag rules

I had an interesting encounter while doing a photoshoot in city park for an immigrant family who just became citizens. The theme was American flag. Different poses, like holding in front, or placing it on the ground in front and just trying different things with it. A teenager was passing through while biking and (kinda rudely) intervened: ďIsnít there a rule that you canít put it on the ground?!Ē. Do you think it was a MAGA person or it was my bad and I should have known better? I am truly not sure, the family was obviously demonstrating American pride but they were asian and speaking Chinese among themselves so I donít know if it played any role. I felt like I got schooled by a teenager.

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Reply American flag rules (Original post)
AlexSFCA Jul 2018 OP
Mister Ed Jul 2018 #1
AlexSFCA Jul 2018 #3
Tipperary Jul 2018 #2
Hoyt Jul 2018 #4
AlexSFCA Jul 2018 #7
Hoyt Jul 2018 #9
IggleDuer Jul 2018 #5
AlexSFCA Jul 2018 #6
Ptah Jul 2018 #8
AlexSFCA Jul 2018 #10
doc03 Jul 2018 #11
Tipperary Jul 2018 #12
malthaussen Jul 2018 #13

Response to AlexSFCA (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:33 PM

1. Rude or not, that teenager was right.

I'm sure no MAGA, and I would have let you know as gently as possible that, despite your good intentions, you were actually desecrating the flag that you and those proud new citizens meant to honor.

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Response to Mister Ed (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:34 PM

3. thank you

thatís very helpful.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:34 PM

2. Well, that is the rule I remember.

 

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Response to AlexSFCA (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:35 PM

4. Lots of people do, but I don't think we are supposed to put an Am flag on ground.

Wouldnít worry about it, Iíve seen GOPers do it. Heck, trump wasnít supposed to hug a flag, but did during one of his crazy rallies.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:39 PM

7. yep and I use it in the studio as a background on the wall

every year. Do the rules apply to private space also?

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:45 PM

9. No expert, but I think on a wall is fine. Again, I'm not that big into flags and rules.

Lots of innocent people have been killed, hurt, intimidated under our flag.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:35 PM

5. Yes it a rule.

Google ďUS Flag CodeĒ for more. A lot of what the NFL does violates the Flag Code. Gives the players a lot to protest.

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Response to IggleDuer (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:37 PM

6. yes, I brushed up on the rules after the incident

which are quite old so I wasnít sure if some of them were outdated. I am now thinking that may be the guy thought I was maga, lol.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:44 PM

8. Yes,you got schooled by a teenager.

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Response to Ptah (Reply #8)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 10:46 PM

10. yep, sums it up

Thanks God I didnít take a photo of myself with the flag upside down on July 4th as a statement that our country is upside down (I was thinking of doing that and post on facebook). Thanks for all the answers. I feel good about our fellow citizens! and kudos to the boy who knows better. Never too late to brush up on the flag rules.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 8, 2018, 11:43 PM

11. One of my teabagger neighbors displayed his flag unside down during

the entire Obama administration.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 12:00 PM

12. Upside down flag means distress.

 

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Response to AlexSFCA (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2018, 12:57 PM

13. Probably the opposite of MAGA...

... since many of them violate the rules about wearing the flag as clothing, inappropriate display, etc.

There's a meme out there somewhere of a MAGA-wearing guy sitting in the grass on a US flag. Definitely dishonorable, but hey, he's a patriot!

-- Mal

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