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The Unmanned Writer
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Well, at least Mr Potato Head had flags flown at half-staff when the last MOH recipient from WWII passed. [/sarcasm]







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I'm on an email list . I get all of the notifications when they come out .
Slight drift, how do you get onto that list? I've got a flagpole at the new house & it'd be nice to see the recommendations. Also need to get new flags & a good solar light for night illumination.
This company will send email notifications: https://www.aflag.com/american_flags/



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Originally posted by selogic:

I'm on an email list . I get all of the notifications when they come out .
Slight drift, how do you get onto that list? I've got a flagpole at the new house & it'd be nice to see the recommendations. Also need to get new flags & a good solar light for night illumination.
This company will send email notifications: https://www.aflag.com/american_flags/


Thank you, sir.
Now to look up my flagpole size & get some new (US & TX) flags ordered.




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Now to look up my flagpole size & get some new (US & TX) flags ordered.
You should be able to find what you need on the same website.

By the way, U.S. flags are specifically exempted from sales tax. I'm not sure whether that's Florida statute, or if it applies in all of the U.S.



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[QUOTE]Originally posted by P250UA5:

By the way, U.S. flags are specifically exempted from sales tax. I'm not sure whether that's Florida statute, or if it applies in all of the U.S.
14 States exempt US flags from sales tax , and several have exceptions to theirs .
 
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Ordered to half staff by the President . I'm on an email list . I get all of the notifications when they come out .


That is pure politicking, and cheapens lowering the flag for those who genuinely deserve the honor.

Lowering the flags is for some one worthy of a national honor - a high ranking official or a person of particular note and worth to the country.

These victims were unlucky and have my sympathy, but are not worthy of this honor.

This is a cheap political trick.




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Yes they've "weaponized" the flag at half mast.

They were at half mast in NY for almost a year for covid. Long after the original date they stated they would be. I would tell people it was in honor of all the old folks Cuomo killed. But that they would go back up right after the 2020 election, but only if Trump lost. I wasn't wrong.
 
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Today Ohio is flying at half staff to call attention to the victims of drug overdosing. Geesh.


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I got two notices this week . One for " Patriot Day " and the other for the Queen .
 
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I got two notices this week . One for " Patriot Day " and the other for the Queen .
Patriot Day = Sept 11. Half staff is appropriate.

Queen? Not sure whether that meets the flag code, but respect for one of our most valued allies.



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It is permissible to fly the flag at half staff for foreign dignitaries .
 
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Biden Orders Flags at Half-Staff as World Reels From Death of Queen Elizabeth II

President Joe Biden issued a proclamation hours after the death of Queen Elizabeth II ordering all flags at U.S. federal and military facilities to fly at half staff as “as a mark of respect,” one of several symbolic gestures around the globe to honor the influential tenure of the 96-year-old sovereign.

“In a world of constant change, she was a steadying presence and a source of comfort and pride for generations of Britons, including many who have never known their country without her,” Biden declared in the text of the proclamation that the White House released. “Queen Elizabeth II led always with grace, an unwavering commitment to duty, and the incomparable power of her example. She was a stateswoman of unmatched dignity and constancy who deepened the bedrock alliance between the United Kingdom and the United States.”



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I’m a pretty firm believer that our flag should very rarely fly at half mast and that this President is using it as another political tool ordering it lowered for several days for the mass shootings that fit his agenda.

But I’m fine with half staff for the Queen of England dying. I’ll never forget when they played our national anthem at Buckingham palace during the changing of the guard after 9/11.




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Biden Orders Flags at Half-Staff as World Reels From Death of Queen Elizabeth II



This is the first thing he's ever done that I'm OK with. But at the same time, it's a no-brainer. And ""the world 'reels?'" Roll Eyes
 
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We were driving by Camp Pendleton yesterday and I saw very large flags at half staff; I hoped that the honor was for Queen Elizabeth II.


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We were driving by Camp Pendleton yesterday and I saw very large flags at half staff; I hoped that the honor was for Queen Elizabeth II.


Yesterday, I'd imagine they were lowered for 9/11




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