Raising a flag
On Saturday Feb. 6 while on my way to a sports store, I observed something out of the ordinary. The American flag flying upside down on a large flag pole on the property next to a church. Being a veteran I knew this wasn’t right so I looked up the meaning to refresh my memory. Here is what I found, and I quote!
The American Flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
Quick interpretation: “Dire distress and extreme danger to life or property should not be taken lightly here. These instances do not include moments of personal dissatisfaction or times of protest.
While it is legal to express yourself on whatever way you so choose, it is illegal to fly an American flag upside down.
The United States Flag Code States this.
Whatever your reason for doing this to our flag, you are wrong.
Thank you for your time.
Gary R. Seymour,
Vietnam veteran, U.S. Navy,