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Wrapped in the flag, literally

Reported by Chrish - May 31, 2005

Of course the talking heads at Fox News couldn't literally wrap themselves in the flag for Memorial Day, so they did the next best thing: they had a guest on, General Richard Myers, to exemplify the over-the -top-style show of patriotism that is Fox.

I was surprised to see the General thusly attired. US flag Rules and regulations states clearly:

The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. (Ahem, Fox, lose the waving graphic already.) It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.

The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations. (Which apparently includes the NATIONAL Football League?)

For more info on proper flag ettiquette you can go to USHistory.org


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