Saturday, May 23, 2015

STOP, AND SMELL THE FLOWERS!

Good Saturday morning.  I need to take my own advice and stop now and then and smell the beautiful flowers that are blooming, especially this time of the year.  I need to be thankful that I live in the greatest country on earth.  

Memorial Day weekend will have many people traveling, picnicking, or just enjoying peaceful times at home. Whatever you do, don't forget those that served this great country and gave their lives for it.

OUR FLAG

On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution, later amended on December 22, 1942, that encompassed what has come to be known as the U.S. Flag Code.  Here are a few:

   It should be displayed at every public institution and in or near every polling place on election days, and at schoolhouses during school days.
   It should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement.
   No other flag should be placed above the flag of the United States or, if on the same level, to its right.
   When displayed from a staff in a church or auditorium, the flag should occupy the position of honor and be placed at the speaker's right as he faces the audience.
   It should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
  When the flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.   
  (Certainly not in riots)

GOD BLESS US ALL!

6 comments:

  1. That header photo brings a smile to my face!
    This is a beautiful post, Linda.
    Wishing you a nice weekend. xo

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  2. Love that flag picture:) We all need to slow down and enjoy the smell of the flowers! Have a blessed day dear Linda, HUGS!

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  3. I was just listening to FOX NEWS & they were discussing Flag etiquette. Thanks Linda..yes, indeed, I think most of need to stop and ponder. Blessings

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  4. Excellent, Linda, and it should be honored by placing the right hand over your heart when carried by in a parade or by an honor guard. Men should remove their hats. So many people have forgotten how to honor this symbol of our freedom.

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  5. This information, along with what Terri said should be reviewed and followed in the schools. I remember starting school each day with the pledge, hand over heart and standing up. It's sad how some schools don't even want the flag on students cars now.

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  6. Makes me sick when I see young people stomping or burn a Flag . We were so patriotic and still are. When us old people die
    out I hate to think what this country will be.

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