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misweetrevenge 09-22-2011 04:46 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

DoodleJeep 09-22-2011 06:49 AM

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.

95YamJam 09-22-2011 07:06 AM

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.

Wirenuting 09-22-2011 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by misweetrevenge
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

A nylon flag is best as a storm flag, but cotton looks best and holds it's color longest.
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.
:-)

95YamJam 09-22-2011 07:11 AM

^ 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.

Wirenuting 09-22-2011 07:38 AM

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Originally Posted by 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.

I didn't read his whole post the first time, so I edited mine.
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.

DILLIGAF 09-22-2011 07:58 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

Simper Fi

IndyJeepMan 09-22-2011 08:26 AM

Sticker works great for me on the side of my rig :thumb:

Wirenuting 09-22-2011 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF
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

Simper Fi

I agree, but sometimes it's nice that people do the best that they can.
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 >

95YamJam 09-22-2011 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by DILLIGAF (Post 1592865)
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

Simper Fi

I'm not a vet but agree 100% Proper Flag etiquette is often forgotten. It upsets me becuase it's pretty simple but almost always ignored. I also get mad when I see flags flying and they are shreded looking. It's great that people want to show their pride but IMHO it's disrespectful to not do it right. Just an old boy scout thing that stuck with me, as well as pride and respect.

Thanks for your service. :)

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Originally Posted by IndyJeepMan (Post 1592913)
Sticker works great for me on the side of my rig :thumb:

Thats the best for a vehicle really.

5double0 09-22-2011 12:44 PM

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! :thumb:

5double0 09-22-2011 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Wirenuting (Post 1592804)
A nylon flag is best as a storm flag, but cotton looks best and holds it's color longest.
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.
:-)

Thanks for mentioning that about the stars forward...I honestly did not know that! I was always concerned when I saw the flag "backwards"...I was worried it being backward might have been disrespectful.

Abomination93 09-22-2011 01:14 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.

DILLIGAF 09-22-2011 07:15 PM

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 ;)

95YamJam 09-22-2011 08:29 PM

You'd think when it was going up and they were saluting(thats done when it goes up right?) someone would have saw it.

DoodleJeep 09-23-2011 07:19 AM

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.

95YamJam 09-23-2011 07:25 AM

^ thats really cool. Thanks for your service!

brentd711 09-23-2011 07:58 AM

I've been flying this flag from Oconnee Offroad this summer

http://www.oconeeoffroad.com/catalog/5080052.jpg

NAVYCHIEF 09-23-2011 10:55 AM

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.

IndyJeepMan 09-23-2011 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by 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.

It seems to only mostly matter when the flag is on a uniform, in whicg both flags stars face forward.

Wirenuting 09-23-2011 01:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Abomination93
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.

Doing Funeral Details was a good thing.
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.

Wirenuting 09-23-2011 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by 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.

LoL,, and a sailing ship also has the flag pointing in the other direction.
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.

soot 09-23-2011 01:35 PM

Nyl-Glo Nylon Nautical American Flags

VicVanJeep 09-23-2011 01:39 PM

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)


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