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  • Member since
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Disrespecting the American Flag
Posted by iraqiwildman on Thursday, August 26, 2021 10:11 AM

I hope this was not someone on this forum doing this to the flag. 

Tim Wilding

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    December 2006
  • From: Jerome, Idaho, U.S.A.
Posted by crackers on Thursday, August 26, 2021 12:26 PM

People have done alot worse to the flag, like spitting, trampling and burning the flag. Frankly, I see nothing insulting about this display. I think it is rather a patricotic theme.

Happy modeling   Crackers

Anthony V. Santos

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    May 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Thursday, August 26, 2021 12:32 PM

Scale modelers (of all countries) seem to be a patriotic bunch. My guess would lean towards an honest mistake and lack of understanding of flag etiquette. I want to believe it was actually meant as a patriotic gesture.

And I was thinking the same as Crackers earlier, this isn't the same as the blatent, intentional abuse of the flag we see in the media almost daily.

Having never served myself, I think I can empathize with those of you who did who are angered by it, though.

Just my opinion.

-Greg

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Posted by Silly_me on Thursday, August 26, 2021 1:53 PM

Could have been worse, they could've been IJN :)

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 4:05 PM

Need to give him the benefit of the doubt he obviously tried to make a patriotic display for his American Navy sea power display.

If he's guilty of anything,it's probably unintentional,a polite but firm corrections probably all thst was needed.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 4:06 PM

Silly_me

Could have been worse, they could've been IJN :)

 

Or the DKM !!!!

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    January 2010
Posted by rob44 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 4:11 PM

"My guess would lean towards an honest mistake and lack of understanding of flag etiquette. I want to believe it was actually meant as a patriotic gesture."

 

This is my thought also. I believe this person is very proud of our great country. He just needs to be brought up to speed on displaying the flag.

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  • From: Formerly Bryan, now Arlington, Texas
Posted by CapnMac82 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 5:04 PM

Techinally, a 48-star flag is Disestablished and is no longer a "legitimate" US Flag covered by the Flag Code.

It's a bit tone deaf as a display.  Similar to putting a bunch of IJN ships on a Naval Rising Sun Flag.

Any of a number of signal flags would have been far more appropraite.  Say, this one (Squad):

or (Flot):

Best might have been (SecNav) though:

I'm likely biased i nthis

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 5:21 PM

What's so tone deaf about a display of ships laid out on an IJN Flag?

I wouldn't say tone deaf I would say historical display.

Just my 2 cents

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Posted by midnightprowler on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:23 AM

You already have a thread complaining about this, do you really need 2??????

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, August 27, 2021 8:44 AM
This is a forum about scale modeling. If you wish to discuss flag etiquette and U.S. Flag Code, please take it to another, more appropriate Forum. I'm locking this thread so it goes no further.

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