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Old 12-06-2018, 06:29 PM
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Honest question. When do I return my flag back up the mast?
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Old 12-07-2018, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Mooney6959 View Post
Honest question. When do I return my flag back up the mast?
30 days perhaps? That was the length of time the President (<—- capitalized, for those of you who don’t know better) ordered them to be flown at half mast on all government buildings. I wonder if that applies to the general public, also?
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Old 12-07-2018, 05:12 AM
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Men like “41” are far and few between, if it weren’t for leaders like him you may well be speaking a different language by now
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Old 12-07-2018, 08:27 AM
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Men like “41” are far and few between, if it weren’t for leaders like him you may well be speaking a different language by now

I disagree! Like both Bush's he was not a good potus IMO.
War hero...absolutely!!! Nice guy...absolutely!!!
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I disagree! Like both Bush's he was not a good potus IMO.
War hero...absolutely!!! Nice guy...absolutely!!!
Then probably best if you keep your political opinions of it, and leave it at that.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Mooney6959 View Post
Honest question. When do I return my flag back up the mast?
Yes, as mentioned 30 days from time of death

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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
I disagree! Like both Bush's he was not a good potus IMO.
War hero...absolutely!!! Nice guy...absolutely!!!
In you opinion during your life who was a good POTUS? Never Mind!

I think you have already shit in your own mess kit in this thread once before.
Your negative comments in this RIP thread are distasteful and don't belong here.
Take your opinions to the Bilge!
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Honest question. When do I return my flag back up the mast?
December 31st at sunset.
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Originally Posted by Late Again Grady View Post
December 31st at sunset.
Thank you, protocol matters.
Even if spelling, punctuation and simple decency no longer seem to.

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Old 12-08-2018, 07:48 PM
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That whole story in that link is pretty amazing.
So much of his memorial had to be prepared for, and planned years ago.

RIP GHWB. Prayers for the family. I did not agree with all that he did as President, but he lived an amazing life of service.

I think it was during his procession leaving Washington when they talked about it. I was watching from work and the channel I was watching interviewed someone from the White House who is part of the planning team for different things. Basically one of the first things a President does is talk about his funeral. He is given a list basically of everything he would expect and the President has some input. For example 41 turned down the traditional horse drawn caisson with the riderless horse in favor of a motorized hearse. He also chose his library as he and his families final resting place. There was more to it that they went into but I forget off hand what it was. As far as the military is concerned, there are dedicated teams and planners in specialized units for such events. You rarely hear of them unless some one important dies. Each service branch has there own burial unit and all they do is practice practice practice. One of them is the Old Guard from The Army and is the same unit that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and provides the 21 gun salutes and the caption and riderless horses. Apparent there is a 411 page document that directs the military's actions during State funerals.
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I think it was during his procession leaving Washington when they talked about it. I was watching from work and the channel I was watching interviewed someone from the White House who is part of the planning team for different things. Basically one of the first things a President does is talk about his funeral. He is given a list basically of everything he would expect and the President has some input. For example 41 turned down the traditional horse drawn caisson with the riderless horse in favor of a motorized hearse. He also chose his library as he and his families final resting place. There was more to it that they went into but I forget off hand what it was. As far as the military is concerned, there are dedicated teams and planners in specialized units for such events. You rarely hear of them unless some one important dies. Each service branch has there own burial unit and all they do is practice practice practice. One of them is the Old Guard from The Army and is the same unit that guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and provides the 21 gun salutes and the caption and riderless horses. Apparent there is a 411 page document that directs the military's actions during State funerals.
Yeah, I worked at a high staff level before I retired from the Army. We had a drill established for every casualty. That was for every casualty down the PVT E-1. Having that background, I could not help but notice all the detail that went into the memorials and funeral for President Bush. It was a great send off for a great American. All of it had to be tough on the family.

Prayers up for the Bush family and friends.
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He wasn’t just a President. He was a prime example of the Greatest Generation and the sacrifices they made for their country.

Bill Clinton, when he takes the eternal nap, should not get such a send off




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Speaks volumes about the man who orchestrated the entire "Look at me" event. That was Bush 41 BTW.

redicuously over the top!!

IMO...waist of a ton of taxpayer $$$.
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