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Listen people, are you happy eating greasy burgers, driving whatever car you like, living where you want, and saying what you feel? Then by god show some respect and fly a US Flag, it won’t kill you. In many countries, if you fly another country’s flag, you could get shot. This won’t happen here (except for maybe in L.A).

After 9.11 every house had a flag as everyone used it to help “get through” the events of the time. Now, where is that flag???? On your drive to work, count the number of American flags you see. If you can’t count more than 20, then you will get the drift.  Its simple, since you probably don’t fly a flag 24/7/365, how about pushing out of your freaking comfort zone this weekend and spend the 10 min it takes to put up an American flag. They cost a whopping $10 at Lowe’s, Home Depot and the mother of all stores, WalMart. It’s contagious. If you do it I guarantee it your neighbor will also. Besides, its only your country, those who have died defending it, the forefathers who created it, the one who will go in the future to defend it, that you are honoring. 

If you don’t know much about putting up a flag or haven’t ever put up a flag, first kick your own ass up and down the street because you have obviously taken advantage of what you have here and have no clue what life would be like to not have your freedom. Second, get your sorry butt to the store, get a screwdriver and put the flag up. Third, give yourself another lashing……….your parents would be so disappointed you sorry maggot!

Highlight this post, post it on your blogs, link to it, email it, call it your own, I don’t care, but get the word to your other non flying, non patriotic, Im going to live here and not show any respect buddies out there and get their butts to put a flag up as well!!!

Comments

  1. Our flag is furled, indoors right now since it is late evening here. Each morning, first thing, it is placed out front of our home, in honor of our great country and all the courageous Heroes who defend her. 🙂
    God bless America and our Troops.

  2. Mine flies 24/7/365. As soon as the outlet gets fixed, we will have a spot light on it again instead of just the porch light.
    Hehe..on July 4th, we lined our sidewalk with a few small flags. A few neighborhood kids saw them and said “Are you guys patriotic or what?” Hmmm… they noticed!!!

  3. Our flag flies 24/7, 365…along with the Army and Air Force flags. Can’t have my sons think that we forget about them while they’re off serving our country. Kevin has moved to a base closer to home…only 6 hours away; and Seth returns from Iraq in 2 months. Happy Day!!!

  4. When we bought our first house 27 yrs. ago the flag was one of the first things I put up. I also have an Americana room in the house. It is sad to see more garage sale signs than the American flag. Seeing that flag everyday just does something to me. Time to educate the public–fly your flag with pride!

  5. Excellent post:) No worries though as we own one and fly it regularly. Amazingly enough, we’ve actually had neighbors ask what the “occasion” is, as if they’re unaware of a holiday! Idiocy surrounds us.

  6. Major, not only are the stars and strips up daily, but also the eagle, globe and anchor! Been up daily since about 9/15. Never know when a Marine Mom or spouse will get a lift from seeing them there. And they stay there daily at least until all our warriors come home!
    Semper Fi,

  7. Yeah baby… it grows on you. Grew up during hippie years with my Marine-pop running it up each morning and saluting. Mom could sing more stanzas of more flag & country songs that most knew existed. Lived in snow country for a while; neighbors posted the flag in upper story windows to show all well (or turned upside down – need help) when snowed in. And in this urban center of my adult life, flags come out in pride and crisis, aye they do; but sometimes more. My flag B-Marine? The tiny worn one stitched on my civilian jacket, the patch on the dash of my car, the tattoo on deceased spouse; the small flag he always kept in his truck that the kids keep in their room; folded ones from (2) passed brothers and a favorite (from my pop when I first left) that hangs ever there in the kitchen window, calling mine home.

  8. Already done Captain..(is it Major??) You kicked my butt in a post you did while in Iraq, and I went out and bought a new flag, installed a light, and it always flys proudly in my front yard, ever since.
    Isn’t it great how well you have us all trained?! God bless you, and God bless America!
    Semper gratus, Donna

  9. always on the holidays, but its been flying 24/7/365 since 9/11… spotlighted and protected… and my neighbors all have them, too… interestingly, most began flying them all year round once they learned our son had deployed and although he’s home now, flying the colors high and proud is the norm here rather than the exception (we got good neighbors).

  10. Funny you should ask…I lost my high quality embroidered flag to the ex during our divorce (along with the house), but have replaced it with a rather inexpensive printed polyester version. Standing atop an upturned garbage can, I mounted the new bracket from the fascia board and hung the new flag. A 100 watt spotlight bulb lights it from below–sure makes a house a home. Add the “support our troops” mailbox cover and most of my neighbors think I am nuts, just the way I like it! (not really nuts, just ever thankful)

  11. est semper volatilis–always flying!
    At our house and several others in the neighborhood. Like others usually on holidays pre 9-11 but all the time since then! And on jeep as well as “Thank Them!”
    and I do…thank you Major B and all who serve!

  12. And I’m not getting anything done this afternoon at work, the Thunderbirds are in town for open house at McConnell AFB this weekend…and they are running practice flights right over where I work…very cool!!

  13. I fly my flag 7/24/365 and have since 9/11..I fly it in honor of the those who lost their lives that day and in Honor of all our Military, home and away and
    For those who gave the ultimate sacrifice so we may enjoy our freedoms…
    My thanks to you and all serving our country present and past…
    May we forever cherish the memories of our fallen Heroes.
    God Bless all of you and God Bless America..
    Peggy Kane

  14. Ours flies 24/7/365, with a spotlight on it at night. We get many compliments on it always being out there…why doesn’t everybody have one?
    Congrats, MAJOR B!!! Outstanding!

  15. I rarely see many Flags anymore, unless I drive through a couple of select neighborhoods.
    I live in an apartment building, but my Flags (one on my front door and one in my front window) are there always.
    Semper Gratus!

  16. Thank you for this much needed kick. I moved a few months ago and hadn’t put the flag out at the new place yet, but it’s going up in the morning. Thank you again and god bless.

  17. Both the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Globe and Anchor fly proudly at our house. No lights, so 6ish to sunset.
    Yellow ribbons will be going up when the Marine!Goth deploys soon.

  18. I moved into a neighborhood about a year ago and put my flag up before I’d put anything else in the house. At the time, there were no flags flying on the street…and you’re right..it’s contagious….I’d say every other house now flies a flag 24/7. I won’t be satisfied until they all do.
    By the way, on 9/11 every year, the fire department pulls their ladder truck out to the sidewalk and extends the ladder the full length over a major thoroughfare…from it, they fly a very large flag…all day…I’ve sent a pic of it to all my friends currently deployed to let them know that despite what NBC says….the American people are behind you all!

  19. I moved into a neighborhood about a year ago and put my flag up before I’d put anything else in the house. At the time, there were no flags flying on the street…and you’re right..it’s contagious….I’d say every other house now flies a flag 24/7. I won’t be satisfied until they all do.
    By the way, on 9/11 every year, the fire department pulls their ladder truck out to the sidewalk and extends the ladder the full length over a major thoroughfare…from it, they fly a very large flag…all day…I’ve sent a pic of it to all my friends currently deployed to let them know that despite what NBC says….the American people are behind you all!

  20. I moved into a neighborhood about a year ago and put my flag up before I’d put anything else in the house. At the time, there were no flags flying on the street…and you’re right..it’s contagious….I’d say every other house now flies a flag 24/7. I won’t be satisfied until they all do.
    By the way, on 9/11 every year, the fire department pulls their ladder truck out to the sidewalk and extends the ladder the full length over a major thoroughfare…from it, they fly a very large flag…all day…I’ve sent a pic of it to all my friends currently deployed to let them know that despite what NBC says….the American people are behind you all!

  21. I am exceedingly happen to tell you that I counted 37 flags (not including mine) between my house and the highway 6 miles away this morning. Plus, several stretches of the drive are through wooded areas where the houses sit back in the trees, so I couldn’t tell if they had flags or not. Then again, although I live 15 miles from the left-leaning city of Seattle, the town of Issaquah still maintains that small town flavor. In fact – the town’s great steakhouse, JaK’s (http://jaksgrill.com/index_files/Page556.htm), even has a flag flying in front (scroll to the center image)! (If you ever get here to the PNW – I will gladly treat you to a steak and ale at JaK’s!)

  22. I’ve had my American flag tacked up inside my front picture window from the day president Bush gave Saddam the ultimatum to comply just before we invaded Iraq. Since I live in the “People’s Republic of Ann Arbor, MI,” an extremely left/commie town, I keep the flag indoors so the lefties don’t try to steal it.
    BTW, the pic of the flag on the door… the folks are displaying it incorrectly. The union (stars) should be in the upper left corner.

  23. Just found this blog today9-20. We have been flying our flag outside our home proudly since we bought our home 20yrs. ago. fthers day we added a USMC flag my son gave me on fathers day this year. he is in Boot to be a future marine in Dec. God Bless Thaks for all your service.

  24. Your right it`s sad to see all of us stand togeather for a little while than fall back to sleep until something bad happens again.People show some respect fly the flag!
    From,
    Matthew Rosenberger,(18 yrs. old)

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