Thursday, January 12, 2006

A Lesson In Flag Etiquette From WWII Vet Brings Tears To 4th Grade Girl.

This story comes from Duluth Georgia were a group of families who lived in a cul-de-sac thought it would be a great idea to get the kids together and help them paint an American flag to show some patriotism on the 4th of July. Sounds like a good idea, only one problem though; they painted it on the ground in the street.

If you know anything about flag etiquette, you know this is wrong, because the flag is never supposed to touch the ground. If it does touch the ground it is suppose to be retired of properly. It really is a shame that most Americans don’t know how to show proper respect for the flag. If you don’t know flag etiquette click here and count the ways the flag is misused every day by people who just do not know any better.

Now it is pretty clear to me that these families were not trying to be disrespectful towards the flag in anyway. They just did not know any better. Well they got a lesson on how to treat old glory from an 81 year old WWII veteran that made a little girl cry. Here's the rest of the story.

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