Episode 26 Show Notes
#026 SHOW NOTES
This is show 26 people! We’ve been doing bi-iweekly now for 52 weeks, a WHOLE YEAR people you’ve put up with our unpolitically correct banter, terrible jokes, odd news stories, some helpful information from the trucking industry, and yes people the constant ribbing on ole Mr. Dave. But with that being said we’ve had a blast doing this for our listeners and for ourselves.
Bill has posted on our social media for some input on topics to cover on the show that you would like covered. So that being said I thought I would start off our anniversary show with a topic I hold dear to my heart, and let me start off by saying this is a controversial subject to some. So I hope what I cover here gets some input from our listeners whether positive or negative everyone is entitled to their own opinion. So, here we go.
THE TOPIC, OUR AMERICAN FLAG, OLE GLORY, THE SIGN OF OUR COUNTRY!
I bring this up because I see numerous ads on social media selling clothing and and all sorts of nick knacks with the OUR flag on it, some pushing beer brands, auto makers, and other items that I don’t believe our forefathers and military service men and women that fought for our country and freedoms would think was a right representation of the flag they gave their lives for so we would have the ability to live in this country as free people and have the liberties we have.
The flag has some requirements for care and disposal after it has lived its life to serve as a beacon of hope and perseverance for our soldiers to press forward into battle.
The flag should never touch anything physically beneath it. The flag should never be used for wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds but always allowed to fall free. The flag should always be permitted to fall freely.
The Flag Code states it is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
18 U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
4 U.S. Code § 8 – Respect for flag
These codes are a reminder of how we as a people of this wonderful country we call home should follow and respect and take care of those we hold dear.
I know I might have ruffled a few feathers with this but like I said everyone has an opinion and this is mine. Feel free to chime in on our social media pages to let us know how you feel.
With this being said let OLE GLORY FLY for many many years to come!