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Old 05-26-2018, 09:48 AM
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I have always placed more then 50 US Flags on the exterior of my subdivision and house on Memorial day, did so yesterday to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice!

All the weather folks here are telling us we're in for several days of hard, driving rain. I have taken extra care to help insure the flags will not topple over in the rain and wind!

Do I leave them outside in those conditions?
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Wouldn't be right to see them all blown over and lying on the ground. Your call.
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I have always placed more then 50 US Flags on the exterior of my subdivision and house on Memorial day, did so yesterday to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice!

All the weather folks here are telling us we're in for several days of hard, driving rain. I have taken extra care to help insure the flags will not topple over in the rain and wind!

Do I leave them outside in those conditions?
Tough call.

Are they lighted? Do you have pics of how how they are "placed"?
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Originally Posted by Beuford T. Justice View Post
Wouldn't be right to see them all blown over and lying on the ground. Your call.

Understood, but that won't happen unless we get some 50 knot winds which are not called for where I'm located. I placed heavy duty plastic walled pipes in the ground first, then I attach the flags to them with zip ties. I've never had any fall over and touch the ground in over 28 years I've been doing it. But have also never had a weekend like the one we're supposed to have either with 2-3 days of constant, rain band driven rain.

Just don't know! Third world problem I know, just wanted some input.
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Whatever will work - your intent is what matters.
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Lights come from the street lights nearby! The entire area is lite very well. All mine in the front of my house are also lite.
Don't have any pics. Each flag is supports by a pole in which the flag is zip-tied to. they won't fall over.
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The U.S.flag should be flown sunrise to sunset,however can be flown at night if up light it should never touch the ground.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
Whatever will work - your intent is what matters.

I understand what you mean!

What prompted this question was I had the honor of meeting one of my most special neighbors last night while placing the flags outside. Hes a 102 year old Tuskegee Airman, 332nd Fighter Group. While he loved the flags he said something in parting with such respect and reverence in his voice that it really hit me square in the chest!
I quote..." Don't be lettin any Old Glory touch the ground now.....and watch for the rain we supposed to have next few days!" I replied to him with the explanation of how they really can't blow over because of the pipes, but never addressed the rain issue. I went over to his place this morning to ask him directly, but he was asleep.

I would never, ever, want to offend him!
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They fought and died in the rain, mud, and muck. Why can't the flag you fly to remember them not?
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Old 05-26-2018, 11:16 AM
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I voted to leave them out, if they start blowing over bring them in. If you have health issues leave them in.
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Flag rules say if you are leaving it overnight, it must be illuminated, otherwise, take them in at dark
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Leave half out and bring in the other half....voila!!
problem solved!
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Put 'em in the front yard of a muslin neighbor!
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Put 'em in the front yard of a muslin neighbor!
I know Muslims that love our flag just as much as you seem to think you do.
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Lord.....

OK children....STOP!

I have to check the tally.
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Originally Posted by Beuford T. Justice View Post
I know Muslims that love our flag just as much as you seem to think you do.
So what is Monday..MEMORIAL DAY, the day we honor our servicemen, including the ones murdered by muslims.
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Like herding cats!!!

OK.....tally says I leave them out!
So be it!
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If theres any chance they'll touch the ground, bring them in. Those are the rules. Rain isnt an issue.
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Originally Posted by Brad4550 View Post
The U.S.flag should be flown sunrise to sunset,however can be flown at night if up light it should never touch the ground.
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