Responding to letter of "Wrong for athletes to drape themselves with flag
-". as well as Charlie Trentleman on the same subject, also same issue. Both writers are correct, but many more rules to list. The unedited online writer who wrote "This is America we can do what we want -etc." Wrong.
Flag etiquite was attempted in 1923 , finally on June 22, `1942 a resolution amended by public law 94-344. July 1976 codified amended it. But the basic etiquite was pretty much used for many years.
Since 9-11 the flag was displayed more than anytime that I can remember, even more than WWII and most have abused it
You cannot do whatever you want with the flag, if you don't know the law, don't fly it or wear it.
The flag is not displayed by any public citizen correctly, including the Boy Scouts on Memorial Day. The flag is to be raised to full mast, briskly and lowered slowly to half mast and at noon it is to be raised full mast.
Big violation was at Yankee Stadium in front of President Bush, the flag was carried horizontally after 9-11, a no-no and this has been violated many times.
Rodeo cowboys wear a shirt with the flag, many clothing items are used on pillows, napkins etc. A flag must not be signed, as it was by firemen after 9-11. The tattered flag from 9-11 was displayed, another no-no. The flag should be water proof for inclement weather. Best to look up the flag etiquite, if you plan on displaying it..
There is no proof that Betsy Ross made the first flag as taught in grade school. The Betsy Ross story started by her family about 100 years after the event. Too much erroneous information on U.S.History is taught.