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    I Do Love This Flag....

    I have always wanted to have a flag pole at my home, just a bit ago I put one up.
    It's not the 80' flag pole I'd really like but it is proportionate for my home.
    The corner there is a work in progress, but since it all centers around the Flag, it had to go up first.
    So I present to you...
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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    You've got it all wrong, Brian. Let the kids from El Rancho and Whittier High Schools show you how it's done: http://www.snopes.com/photos/politics/mexicoflag.asp

    What is this country coming to when people just want to raise an American flag?

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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    What is this country coming to when people just want to raise an American flag?
    You're right Ray, what is our country coming to?
    In my neighborhood there are a couple other homes that fly The Flag properly.
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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    Hey Brian, about a year and a half ago I attended an installation dinner for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the San Gorgonio Pass. They actually had some "professor" from a Riverside college come and speak about "Reconquista," i.e. reconquering the West. There is literally a segment of Hispanic people who really believe the western states still belongs to them, and that they need to unify to take it back. I could hardly sit through it all.

    Keep 'er flying, Brian!! And good job. Now go water that lawn. LOL

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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    Quote Originally Posted by schrackman
    Hey Brian, about a year and a half ago I attended an installation dinner for the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in the San Gorgonio Pass. They actually had some "professor" from a Riverside college come and speak about "Reconquista," i.e. reconquering the West. There is literally a segment of Hispanic people who really believe the western states still belongs to them, and that they need to unify to take it back. I could hardly sit through it all.

    Keep 'er flying, Brian!! And good job. Now go water that lawn. LOL
    I know about that belief, and feel similarly as you do about it.
    The grass will be going soon, we're going to Xeriscape that corner.
    Our home sat empty for a few years, so the lawn needs a lot of work.
    I'll post another pic when it's done, I just couldn't wait to show the corner with the Flag!
    God Bless America!
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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    I love the Grand ol' Flag too, Brian! It looks great at your house......I'm glad you thought about sharing your flag and thoughts here! :thumbsup:

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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    I have always thought that flag flying was a rather nice aspect of American culture. When I lived in CA as a youth, there was a retired marine who lived across the road - he always used to raise it in the morning with much ceremony!

    It isn't something that is common in British culture (mainly because the flag is not our primary symbol of nationhood as it is with you) but we do get it more when England is doing well in the World Cup, etc

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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    Great flag, let it fly!

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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    I see you have lights on it, so you're proper at night too (of course you knew that...). I understand what you're saying about the 80' pole but the only places I usually see that is big chain businesses near the highway (Perkins, for example). It almost looks like advertising which is totally disrespectful IMO.

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    Nice work Brian. Was it hard to put up?
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    Re: I Do Love This Flag....

    Yes I do have lights, they are shining nicely upon the Flag right now, they are solar.
    I am with you on businesses flying these HUGE Flags as a way of getting people's attention.
    Near my Flag, there are four businesses that have huge flag poles, three of which are car dealers, three of these four Flags and within a block of one another.

    It wasn't that hard to put up, this was a kit so I had to connect the six sections together, which I did with rivets. Plus I had to dig a 30" deep by 24" wide hole, and then mix and pour three bags of cement for the foundation.
    It was easier than I thought, and very enjoyable.
    Flag ettiquette seems to state that as long as it is respectful, you can do whatever you like with private Flags. So one thing I will do, when a Service Member from Utah is buried I will fly the Flag at half staff. I pray that I never get the opportunity to do that.
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