Flag touching ground

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  1. gnpnast

    gnpnast Senior Refuge Member

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    Saw the half pipe winner letting the American flag drag on the ground/snow. Thought the flag touching the ground was a no / no. That's what I was taught 70 years ago when I was in grade school. Something changed ? Of course taking your hat off during the national anthem is slipping as well.
     
  2. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Really? Wow. The things we worry about.
     
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  3. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    I noticed that right away as well, I also noticed a woman slide in behind him and pick the bottom of the flag up off the ground either right before or right after he hugged his family.
    Too her !!!:tu:tu:tu
     
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  4. Duck_Hunter_TX

    Duck_Hunter_TX Senior Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    While I understand the frustration, he was celebrating a gold medal while representing his country. A little conscientiousness would’ve been nice, but I don’t think disrespect was intended.

    It is nothing like kneeling for the national anthem or disrespect for the flag was intended.
     
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  5. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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    Yup pure emotion got the best of him, can't fault that really.
    That is why they pay their personal assistants' the big bucks, that and happy ends.
     
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    oldman1949 Elite Refuge Member

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    Guess it has something to do with respect and they way one was raised .
     
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  7. Dean Nelson

    Dean Nelson Moderator Goose Hunting/North Dakota Moderator

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    So was wearing the flag as a t-shirt or a bikini or a million other uses people do with it nowadays. Needless to say compared to the NFL reaction I'll take this reaction all day long even if it does touch the ground a little bit because at least he's embracing it instead of insulting it!
     
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    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    The guy is representing our country and there was no intent to disrespect anything. Here are a few other items out of the "Flag Code" that people tend to conveniently forget about or misinterpret.

    The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. I guess tee shirts and leather jackets are acceptable exceptions.

    The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. Unless being carried by 200 people as a paid pregame ceremony

    The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever.
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  9. stevena198301

    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    :clap You beat me to it.
     
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    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Have to admit I was like, "come on, man. At least appear you are trying." Then I realized how emotional the whole thing was for him and forgot about it.
     

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