|09-23-2011 12:39 PM|
|VicVanJeep||Took one stuck in my grass on 4th of july to fly on the back of my jeep. It either flew off on the freeway or someone ripped it off!!! Not uncommon in southern california (northern mexico)|
|09-23-2011 12:35 PM|
|soot||Nyl-Glo Nylon Nautical American Flags|
|09-23-2011 12:16 PM|
She can't go faster then the wind, so the flag has the stars to the rear.
The uniform and placement on moving objects such as cars, trains and such is what I was meaning.
|09-23-2011 12:11 PM|
It helps the families and I did feel good doing it. Hearing Taps being sounded & the volleys being fired still brings chills to me.
There were times that after I presented the flag to the spouse, she would begin to tell me how much their loved ones enjoyed being in the Navy.
I would kneel on one knee infront of them and listen closely to the stories they would tell me.
It's all about respect for the former shipmate and their families.
Of course there was a time I got a catholic Cardinal mad at me.. He felt I was upstaging him when his Brother in law was being burried. I told the sky pilot to keep his remarks to himself.. Turned out the funeral director told the spouse about it.. After giving her the flag she informed me that her husband always called him that.. She laughed and thanked me for doing it also... She invited us back for the meal,, but I declined..
Sometimes you have to do what the veteran & their families request and tell other people were to pound sand.
|09-23-2011 10:10 AM|
|09-23-2011 09:55 AM|
|NAVYCHIEF||i dissagree with the retreating flag thing. if a ship is traveling at 20kts forward and the wind is coming from 50knts aft, the flag will be flying with the stripes foward of the stars.|
|09-23-2011 06:58 AM|
I've been flying this flag from Oconnee Offroad this summer
|09-23-2011 06:25 AM|
|95YamJam||^ thats really cool. Thanks for your service!|
|09-23-2011 06:19 AM|
|DoodleJeep||I fly the Battle Flag from my last ship I was stationed on.USS Monterey CG-61 They gave it to me before I left. I have it flown with solar power spot lights and also a street light in my front yard keeps it a light on it all night. It is a pretty tough flag been through some good wind rain etc. No rips.|
|09-22-2011 07:29 PM|
|95YamJam||You'd think when it was going up and they were saluting(thats done when it goes up right?) someone would have saw it.|
|09-22-2011 06:15 PM|
|DILLIGAF||That is Damn Funny.. Many "O" times I had to do colors too, cant say we ever ran her upside down!! omg everyone musta crapped right there!! Still chuckling lolol|
|09-22-2011 12:14 PM|
I know what I'm going to type isn't funny to most people, but to me it was at the time. When I was in boot camp I was on the color guard, we had 2 flags to do so we had 2 teams. Well one morning the other team some how managed to put the flag on the pole upside down. I thought the flags were idiot proof as there was a loop on one end and a clip on the other, I had to go fix it before any brass seen it.
Flying a flag is simple, but so many people still seem to mess it up.
Being on funeral duty, IMO would suck. It just sounds tough and depressing.
|09-22-2011 11:50 AM|
|09-22-2011 11:44 AM|
|5double0||I don't know where you have yours mounted, but I fly one that I zip-tied the wooden post to my spare tire carrier and it doesn't get whipped around much when my hardtop is on. Actually it seems to get less wind when I'm moving....but it's really only visible to all who are behind me. I'm proud to here more people fly the flag!|
|09-22-2011 07:59 AM|
Thanks for your service.
|09-22-2011 07:53 AM|
My last duty station had me running funeral details. I presented a lot of flags to the next of kin. It was the hardest duty that I ever felt proud of doing.
< BTW, I like your screen name >
|09-22-2011 07:26 AM|
|IndyJeepMan||Sticker works great for me on the side of my rig|
|09-22-2011 06:58 AM|
Well as some of us Veterans will agree.. Our American flag should never be exposed to unfavorable weather and flown from vehicles, Or put in harms way..Ever... Or touch the ground or flown at night without proper lighting, or disrespected peroid!
I too had a flag on my truck after 9-11, but brought it in from the rain and at dusk,
Dont get me wrong I am an extream patriot and they will have to pry my guns from my cold dead hands
Just askin if your gonna fly the American Flag, Try to be respectful about it.
Thanks Rich.W U.S.M.C. 1979-1985, MOS-0351 Anti tank assult Demolitions, Ground Pounder
|09-22-2011 06:38 AM|
But a Nylon flag works best as a storm flag as it shakes off the rain. A Cotton flag looks best, but takes awhile to dry and just hangs limp.
They both loose their color after a year.
If you fly it at night, a spot light looks best, but a 50 or 90 watt low voltage yard spot light works well.
The guy next door to me flys his 24/7 up on a pole. It has no light but he's also a veteran and to old to do it and care for it now.
He put the pole up the day he bought the house. Some of the people complained as his is the first house in our sub-division.
I thanked him for putting it up and told our association board member to stick it.
|09-22-2011 06:11 AM|
|95YamJam||^ yeah, it always bugs me to see flags flown at night with no light. I think it's cool that someone wants to show their pride BUT there are right ways to do things.|
|09-22-2011 06:07 AM|
I have a sticker on my wrangler that says Veteran below it.
If you go that way, remember that the stars always go forward.
Other wise it's called a retreating flag, and we don't retreat.
|09-22-2011 06:06 AM|
|95YamJam||Honestly a sticker might be better. I have never seen a flag withstand the wind/sun forever. They all get beat up eventually. Or take it of when driving? I know that might be a pITA but it's the only way to ensure it will hold up for a long long time.|
|09-22-2011 05:49 AM|
|DoodleJeep||If you go to the boating section at Walmart they have a flag that is small and made sturdy. It may be what you are looking for.|
|09-22-2011 03:46 AM|
So I Fly An AMERICAN Flag on my 93 on a daily basis...
i fly my flag on a daily basis but anything above 35 the flag feels like its going to be ripped apart. i want a new one but if i spend the money its going to be on one that can withstand the wind. anyone know what the best material is for that?
dont reply if your just gonna give me crap and tell me to look and search and crap.
p.s. YOU DONT LIKE MY FLAG I FLY WHY ARE YOU HERE