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  • American flags hung after 9/11 are getting taken down from New Jersey overpasses, local official says

    09/08/2020 12:25:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 08 2020 | Stephanie Pagones
    Local officials in New Jersey are criticizing the state’s turnpike authority for allegedly taking down American flags that were hung along overpasses in the wake of the attacks on Sept. 11 to honor veterans and those who died defending the country, according to authorities and reports. Michael Slininger, president of the police union representing Robbinsville Township, near Trenton, said the group had just paid to replace the more than 12 flags that had been either “missing or tattered” from the overpasses along the New Jersey Turnpike and Interstate 195 – which they had done “to continue the tradition of honoring...
  • WATCH – WWII Vet Dying of Cancer Greets People with American Flag Every Day: ‘This Is What I Fought For’

    07/25/2020 11:40:02 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 25 2020 | AMY FURR
    A World War II veteran in Torrington, Connecticut, is giving lessons about patriotism to anyone who will listen. Ninety-five-year-old John Mastrocola takes his American flag and sits in a lawn chair on his sidewalk every morning at 8 a.m., according to Fox 61. “I am one of the very few World War II veterans left, so before I leave I want them to remember John ‘never surrender’ Mastrocola,'” he told the outlet.
  • Father, Son Inspire Neighbors to Display Hundreds of American Flags Throughout Community

    07/24/2020 1:11:34 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 24 2020 | AMY FURR
    A father and son in Seaford, New York, have inspired their neighbors to display the American flag all over the community. When Eric Uss saw flags popping up in the boroughs surrounding his family’s home recently, he decided to use it as a way to teach his son, Frankie, about patriotism. “And we started it. We started with one flag in front of my house on the utility pole, and then I started the page on Facebook and it took off,” he said Wednesday during an interview on Fox & Friends.
  • Parks Dept. employees spotted cleaning Coney Island bathroom with US flag

    06/13/2020 2:11:38 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 13 2020 | Isabel Vincent
    A day before Flag Day, two city employees were spotted using the Stars and Stripes to mop the floor of a filthy Coney Island restroom, a witness told The Post. Jose Gonzalez, a Guardian Angel who was on patrol on the boardwalk Saturday afternoon, said he saw two employees from the Parks Department wiping down a men’s bathroom with a flag mop. An enraged elderly veteran confronted them, saying they “can’t use the flag to wipe up urine and s–t from the floor.”
  • Proclamation on Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2020

    06/12/2020 7:58:33 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies ^ | June 12, 2020 | President Donald J Trump
    On Flag Day and throughout National Flag Week, we pay tribute to the American flag, the most recognizable symbol of the principles for which our Republic stands.  For more than 200 years, the Stars and Stripes has represented liberty, justice, and the rule of law.  Recently, as our Nation has come together to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, our flag has been a reminder of the courage, tenacity, and loyalty that define the indomitable American spirit. Our great flag causes us to reflect humbly on the immeasurable price that has been paid to keep it “so gallantly streaming.”  Throughout our Nation’s history,...
  • USS Reno WWII flag stolen from city hall during Nevada protest returned: 'Needed protecting'

    06/03/2020 11:48:06 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Vandana Rambaran
    An anonymous person returned an American flag from a World War II battleship that was stolen from the Reno City Hall in Nevada during protests seeking justice for George Floyd, according to a local news station on Tuesday. Although the majority of protests were peaceful, a small group of demonstrators proceeded to deface the old police headquarters and loot downtown businesses. Some people were also burning an American flag, authorities said. City officials discovered the glass display that housed the artifact from the USS Reno had been smashed and the flag – which had been donated to the city nearly...
  • Old Glory

    04/12/2020 1:31:04 PM PDT · by Taxman · 12 replies
    Email FRom a FRiend ^ | 04/12/20 | Evangelo Morris
    Link to an awesome, patriotic tribute to our Flag, Old Glory.
  • “Ragged Old Flag” Super Bowl 2020 Spot Under Fire: “A Slap in the Face” to Colin Kaepernick

    02/03/2020 8:50:00 AM PST · by rktman · 68 replies ^ | 2/2/2020 | claire spellberg
    In what may be a Super Bowl record, the NFL managed to make viewers angry with 30 minutes to go before the Super Bowl 2020 kickoff with a new commercial set to Johnny Cash’s “Ragged Old Flag.” The three-minute ad followed Medal of Honor recipient Kyle Carpenter and other members of the military as they reflected on their service, but not everyone came away with good vibes. While the NFL’s “Ragged Old Flag” ad didn’t specifically mention Colin Kaepernick, many viewers felt that the commercial was a way of throwing some not-so-subtle shade at the former San Francisco 49er. As...
  • My thought

    12/11/2019 9:35:34 PM PST · by SASSY300 · 44 replies
    I want to start out by saying every state flag everything that is put on the flag has meaning. The organic American flag is known as a flag of peace. I was reading on this page someone made a statement as to what does it matter has a few adornments I'm it does matter because at the end of the day. If the government decided to add a color to the original flag it absolutely changes the meaning of things. The original colors meant this Red:Hardiness and Valor White:Purity and Innocence Blue: Viligiance, Perserverance; Justice. The United States Flag -...
  • Rashida Tlaib Threatens to Hang Desecrated American Flag Outside Her Office

    09/20/2019 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 51 replies
    NN ^ | 09-20-19 | Jack Murphy
    Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib told D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser she wanted to hang a desecrated flag with 51 stars outside her congressional office, according to reports.Tlaib said Thursday she wants an altered American flag with 51 – instead of 50 – stars to demonstrate support for making the District of Columbia a state.Tlaib’s exchange with Bowser came about because of D.C. statehood advocating displaying American flags with 51 stars.
  • American Flags in Hong Kong:Where do they get them?

    09/20/2019 7:00:12 AM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 11 replies
    The Chicoms are using the flag waving as an excuse to accuse us of being behind the protests. I am proud of the American flags being waved. It's American exceptionalism on display. The Red army can put them down but the movement will go on. The world is watching in places like Iran, Venezuela and Cuba. Don't forget Moscow. Their biggest fear is the POTUS being a disturber of the excrement. The perfect storm is brewing.
  • Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

    07/21/2019 7:59:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 7/18/2019 | Steve Holland
    Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony. The flag handover was a main part of the visit to the White House by Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, who held Oval Office talks with President Donald Trump. The flag has been owned by retired Dutch businessman and art collector Bert Kreuk, who paid $514,000 for it at auction three years ago with the intention of donating it to the United States. “I...
  • Bullet-riddled U.S. flag that survived D-Day comes home 75 years later

    07/18/2019 11:20:21 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18 2019 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Shot through by German machine gun bullets and tattered by the wind, an American flag that flew on the first U.S. invading ship on D-Day came home on Thursday in a White House ceremony. The flag handover was a main part of the visit to the White House by Mark Rutte, prime minister of the Netherlands, who held Oval Office talks with President Donald Trump. The flag has been owned by retired Dutch businessman and art collector Bert Kreuk, who paid $514,000 for it at auction three years ago with the intention of donating it to the...
  • Men Literally Died for That Flag, You Idiots

    07/18/2019 6:19:41 AM PDT · by SJackson · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | July 15, 2019 | Rich Lowry
    They risked everything for it, not for some idea or abstraction but for the piece of fabric itself. The American flag’s place in our culture is beginning to look less unassailable. The symbol itself is under attack, as we’ve seen with Nike dumping a shoe design featuring an early American flag, Megan Rapinoe defending her national-anthem protests (she says she will never sing the song again), and protesters storming an ICE facility in Aurora, Colo., and replacing the U.S. flag with a Mexican flag. U.S. soccer had a pretty good statement a while back setting out, in response to Rapinoe,...
  • Women’s player Allie Long tosses U.S. flag to the ground… Steps on it with Megan Rapinoe

    07/08/2019 6:31:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 105 replies ^ | July 7, 2019 10:13 pm | Kane
    @ALLIE_LONG I understand the excitement of the moment, but please NEVER disrespect the 🇺🇸 flag by dropping it on the ground! — Poetic Spaniard (@PoeticSpaniard) July 7, 2019 It appears that Allie Long wanted both hands free so as to better enact a self congratulatory hands in the air salute. This is unacceptable and demonstrates her priorities and lack of understanding on how one treats the flag. Twitter reaction was highly negative… Women’s national soccer team members Allie Long and Megan Rapinoe stepped on an American flag after Long dropped on the ground as they posed for post-game photos...
  • Nike dropped Betsy Ross-themed Fourth of July sneaker after Colin Kaepernick complained

    07/01/2019 6:48:31 PM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 92 replies ^ | July 1, 2019 | Liam Quinn
    Just don’t do it. That was the message ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick delivered to Nike over the planned release of a USA-themed sneaker, which featured a Betsy Ross flag on the heel, according to a report. Nike nixed the released of the Air Max 1 USA after having already sent the sneakers to retailers because the protesting quarterback said he felt the use of the Betsy Ross flag was offensive and carried slavery connotations, sources told The Wall Street Journal.
  • 'Burn that rag!' Activists to desecrate the flag at Trump July Fourth rally

    06/24/2019 1:51:10 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 24, 2019
    Sparks will fly in Washington as activists torch an American flag to protest President Trump's July Fourth "Salute to America," which Trump claims will be one of the largest events in city history. Longtime flag-burning activist Gregory "Joey" Johnson of the Revolutionary Communist Party told the Washington Examiner, "I'm going to be there in D.C.," and "that rag of empire and oppression is going to burn." Johnson is well known for winning a 1989 Supreme Court case that invalidated state laws against flag burning. He declined to share the time and location of next week's protest or say how many...
  • American flag won't come down under any circumstance: Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis

    05/23/2019 11:03:29 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 32 replies
    Fox Business ^ | May 23 2019 | Henry Fernandez
    Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis responded to the American flag controversy at his store in Statesville, North Carolina, telling FOX Business he is in the lawsuit battle for the long haul. “We have flown this flag for a long time,” he said during an interview on "Bulls & Bears Opens a New Window. ” Thursday. “As I told the city…it’s not coming down under any circumstance.” The city of Statesville filed a lawsuit against Gander RV and its parent company, Camping World, for violating a city ordinance by flying a 3,200-square-foot American flag. In a statement Opens a New Window....
  • 'It's a Rag': Nebraska Lawmaker Compares American Flag to Swastika

    02/22/2019 4:27:40 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 95 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | February 22, 2019 | Fox News Insider
    Nebraska State Sen. Ernie Chambers is taking criticism for calling the American flag a "rag" and comparing it to the Nazi swastika. Chambers (I) made the comments Tuesday as he spoke out against a state bill that would update civics requirements for students. "I don't come here for this rag every day, and it's a rag. That's all it is to me," Chambers said in reference to the flag. "When you show a way to persuade Jews to sanctify and worship the swastika, when you show me that I'll come up here and stand while you all hypocritically pretend that...
  • Flags at White House back at full staff after McCain’s death

    08/27/2018 6:44:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 122 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 27, 2018 9:03 AM EDT
    The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, are back at full-staff. The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor the Arizona Republican, who died Saturday of brain cancer. […] U.S. Flag Code states that flags be lowered “on the day of death and the following day for a Member of Congress.” After Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts died in 2009, President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House be flown at half-staff for five days. …