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Yes/No? Is it indoor, outdoor? Hanging on a wall? Flying on an in-ground pole or wall-mounted pole?

 

Which flag do you fly?

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Yes, outdoor mounted to side of the garage which faces the street. Also added one to the side of the lake house!

Wife's birthday is also Flag day.

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We have a small in ground "garden" flag. It's an NKU flag. Also have a Reds and UK flag that we put on it from time to time.

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I've got a pole mounted outside on the front of my house. We have a Kentucky state flag that we generally fly, but we switch out for the US flag on federal holidays.

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Flag pole in our front yard flies the American flag and the flag of the Commonwealth of KY below that.

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We have a small in ground "garden" flag. It's an NKU flag. Also have a Reds and UK flag that we put on it from time to time.

 

My wife wants to get a UofL flag for to put up on big game days. Her undergrad and MD are both from UofL.

 

I also have a Bavarian flag (my family is about 90% German) that I won as a prize for competing in the Cincinnati Foreign Language Festival in high school...I've been thinking about maybe hanging that up during Oktoberfest in the fall.

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Flag pole in our front yard flies the American flag and the flag of the Commonwealth of KY below that.

 

How often do you raise/lower them?

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How often do you raise/lower them?

 

Not often enough to hardly any time at all. :bag:

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Not at home, but I have the US Army flag proudly displayed on my office wall.

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Not often enough to hardly any time at all. :bag:

 

I used to have a neighbor who was a Korean War vet. He had a pole in his yard with the US flag on it. Apparently if you don't have a light on the flag at night, you're supposed to lower it nightly (I actually didn't know that, and learned it from him). I'm paraphrasing, but when he told me about that detail of the flag code, he said something to the effect of, "I'll proudly fly the flag, but if Uncle Sam wants me to put a light on it at night, he should have accounted for that when he was issuing paychecks for my time in Korea."

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Not at home, but I have the US Army flag proudly displayed on my office wall.

 

That reminds me...I've got this print hanging on my office wall (minus the barnwood frame):

 

flag.jpg

 

Here's the list of signatures:

 

 

Row I

Ethan Allen, John Winthrop, Jane Addams, George Washington, Rutherford B. Hayes, William Henry Harrison, James Monroe, James Madison, John Tyler, John Quincy Adams, James K. Polk, Martin Van Buren

Row II

John Brown, Edward Rutledge, Henry Kissinger, Francis Marion, Col. Harland Sanders, John Paul Jones, John Jacob Astor, George Gershwin, J. Edgar Hoover, Richard Byrd, George Clinton

Row III

Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, John F. Kennedy, Clara Barton, James Oglethorpe, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, Henry Ford, Paul Revere, Kit Carson, Theodore Roosevelt, James Buchanan, William McKinley, James A. Garfield, Andrew Johnson, Chester Arthur, William H. Taft

Row IV

George Marshall, J.P. Morgan, Lew Wallace, George McClellan, Wild Bill Hickok, John Trumbull, Harry Houdini, Langston Hughes, Joseph Smith, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, George H. Thomas, William Pitt, Henry Knox, William Lloyd Garrison

Row V

George W. Bush, Harry Truman, Herbert Hoover, Alexander Hamilton, Eli Whitney, Robert E. Lee, Norman Rockwell, John Steinbeck, Annie Oakley, J.E.B. Stuart, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Pierce, Benjamin Harrison

Row VI

George A. Custer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Buffalo Bill Cody, Geronimo, Matthew Brady, Salmon P. Chase, Nathan Hale, Robert Fulton, George Eastman, Neil Armstrong, Charles Lingbergh, Helen Keller, Charlie Chaplin

Row VII

George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Lyndon Johnson, John Adams, Herman Melville, Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Walt Whitman, Phil Sheridan, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Thomas Jefferson, Warren Harding

Row VIII

John Dickinson, Alexander Cartwright, Increase Mather, David Farragut, Samuel Gompers, Nathaniel Bacon, Frederick Law Olmstead, Marquis de Lafayette, W.E.B. DuBois, James Bowie, Ray Kroc, Laura Ingalls Wilder, George Washington Carver, Charles Goodyear, William Penn, P.T. Barnum, Horace Mann, James Fenimore Cooper, Amelia Earhardt, Thomas Nast, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Andy Warhol, Chester Nimitz

Row IX

Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Thomas Paine, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Sam Houston, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Marshall, Thomas Edison, Oliver H. Perry, Mark Twain, Davy Crockett, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan

Row X

George Rogers Clark, Rosa Parks, Patrick Henry, William Randolph Hearst, George S. Patton, Les Paul, John J. Pershing, Sitting Bull, Bill Gates, Nathaniel Greene, Louis Armstrong, John Glenn, Marilyn Monroe, Abner Doubleday, Aaron Burr, Omar Bradley, Douglas MacArthur, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.,John C. Calhoun, Robert Frost, Ernest Hemingway, Nathaniel Hawthorne

Row XI

Andrew Jackson, Samuel F.B. Morse, Wilbur Wright, Eleanor Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller, Robert Treat Paine, John Jay, Horatio Gates, Winfield Scott, Frank Lloyd Wright, John Hancock, Brigham Young, Wyatt Earp, Gerald Ford, Calvin Coolidge, Jimmy Carter, Andrew Carnegie

Row XII

Jackie Robinson, Jesse Owens, William Faulkner, Walt Disney, Jackson Pollock, Louisa May Alcott, L. Frank Baum, William Bradford, Samuel Slater, Cotton Mather, John Pemberton, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jonathon Edwards, John C. Fremont, Robert Peary, James Dean, William Brewster, Myles Standish, Israel Putman, Robert Kennedy, Muhammed Ali, Babe Ruth, Alan Shepard

Row XIII

Orville Wright, Elvis Presley, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allen Poe, Cyrus McCormick, Jonas Salk, William Jennings Bryan, Meriwether Lewis, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Noah Webster, Grover Cleveland, Susan B. Anthony, George Meade, Daniel Boone, Richard Nixon, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Donald Trump

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Just the Jolly Roger before I go out reaving.

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I used to have a neighbor who was a Korean War vet. He had a pole in his yard with the US flag on it. Apparently if you don't have a light on the flag at night, you're supposed to lower it nightly (I actually didn't know that, and learned it from him). I'm paraphrasing, but when he told me about that detail of the flag code, he said something to the effect of, "I'll proudly fly the flag, but if Uncle Sam wants me to put a light on it at night, he should have accounted for that when he was issuing paychecks for my time in Korea."

 

No lights on ours unfortunately and although we are aware of the flag code and when to raise and lower it, sometimes life gets in the way.

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