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keberoxu BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail! (92* d) RE: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail! 26 Oct 21


This update is relevant because the thread describes
efforts to correct or improve displays of the U. S. flag.

I've been in a southern New England region,
settled into my present location for over a year and a half.
It shocked me to drive down the state route which turns into Main Street.
I drove past a local memorial, complete with flagpole and a little fence with a gate around it. I can't tell you to what is this memorial.
I was too distracted by the condition of the U.S. flag on the flagpole.

This was when I first arrived in early 2020.
So tattered was this example of the Stars and Stripes,
that one stripe had ripped away from the stripe next to it,
clear back to that navy-blue field with the silvery white stars on it.
That's a LONG rip.
And there were the colors, flapping helplessly in the nearest breeze.

Imagine my surprise, after lo! these many months,
when I drove down the road and saw the following:
the memorial with the gate was still there.
The flagpole, for some reason, had been picked up and moved a foot or two,
to a spot very close but with easier access.
And wonder of wonders,
there was a brand new Stars and Stripes flying from it.

My respect to whoever finally got the deed accomplished.


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