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The Daily Flag News—September 10, 2007

First, I want to congratulate all of the Little League baseball players that represented the United States in the World Series Championship. Second, I want to congratulate the Warner Robins team for winning it all. Third, I want to congratulate the great State of Texas for sending a fantastic team to participate in the tournament, and Governor Perry for being such a good sport.

The Weekly Online!
gaflagtxcapitol.jpgAUSTIN, Tx. (September 7, 2007) — True to his word, Governor Rick Perry of Texas sportingly hung the Georgia State Flag today in the rotunda of the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas. Governor Sonny Perdue of Georgia and Governor Rick Perry of Texas made a friendly wager on the outcome of the Little League World Series U.S. Championship game, played on Saturday August 25, 2007. The home state of the winning team won the honor of having their state flag displayed at the State Capitol for a day in the losing team’s capital city.

I share this story as a reminder to check your flags on occasion, especially if the flags are flown 24/7. So look up today, make sure your flags are in good shape. This is especially important if the name of your company contains the word, American. If you need replacements, remember Flags Bay is your resource.

Frisco bank shamed into replacing tattered flags | Latest News | WFAA.com
tornusflag.jpgSome called it a disgrace – tattered and torn American and Texas flags – flying high above a Frisco bank.

They say it shows a lack of respect for those who have died fighting for them.

We talked with American Bank of Texas executives and got quick results.

Frayed edges, and jagged rips. Passing drivers say that’s no condition for an American or Texas flag.

“If you’re going to represent the state or the country like that, I wouldn’t have that stuff up there like that. It doesn’t look good on us,” said Joe Henry, a Collin County driver.

Yes, I know the car dealerships use large American flags to catch our attention as we’re driving by, but I still love seeing one of those huge flags waving in the wind. It just stirs up all sorts of pride in the United States for me. How do you feel about it?

Las Cruces Sun-News – Patriotism reaches new heights with giant flags
bravochevyusflag.jpgPatriotism in Las Cruces is growing — at least at one local business.

A bigger-than-before American flag is now fluttering in the breeze over Bravo Chevrolet Cadillac at the corner of South Main Street and Boutz Road.

Twenty-feet tall and 60-feet wide, the Stars and Stripes were replaced this week after the smaller Old Glory needed to be retired. The former flag, a mere 30-foot by 40-foot tribute, cost the company roughly $3,500. It was not immediately known how much the new colors cost, but the value is more than monetary.

“It’s really, really big. We call it our garrison flag,” said Charmaine McQuade, customer service manager.

If you own a chain of stores and install flag poles for the U.S. and corporate flags, make sure you train the employees and managers on the proper protocol. Scott is correct in calling this display to the manager’s attention, but if they haven’t been trained … well, you end up with this result. If you look at the larger picture, you’ll see the Wendy’s flag is also upside down. That gives a good public image, doesn’t it?

Scott’s Morning Brew » Blog Archive » Wendy’s in violation of USC Title 4 Chapter 1
usandwendyflag.JPGAs of 09/07/07, the Wendy’s flag is still flying with the United States flag. Even after REPEATED calls to the General Manager.

I called the main office of Wendy’s and told them about the problem and the non-compliance of the store, and I sent them a photograph.

Folks, this is complete disrespect to the United States Flag and the United States. Please call the store or Wendy’s proper and let them know of your disgust. If you aren’t disgusted, please examine yourself closely.

Avast me hearties!, Textiles conservation student pieces life back into a centuries-old flag. Good job, Bonnijo.

The Bellingham Herald / Lifestyle / Bellingham woman restores 200-year-old pirate flag
restoredpirateflag.jpgAs a second-year student at the Textile Conservation Centre in England’s Winchester School of Art, one of the class tests was to pick out an envelope that contained a description of a textile that needed repair. She opened her envelope and happily discovered that her assignment was a crumbling pirate flag that dated to the late 1700s.

“I rather liked pirates, so getting a pirate flag was really cool,” says Chervenock, 26, of Bellingham. “It’s been such a big project to work on.”

4 thoughts on “The Daily Flag News—September 10, 2007

  1. Thanks for the link… As of 09/10, the flag was still in the same state… Wendy’s flag upside down and flying right next to the US Flag.

    As a retired veteran, this absolutely infuriates me and I will NEVER make another purchase from Wendy’s again because of it and their lack of concern.

  2. You bet Scott.
    Because of how bizarre it looks, it’s hard to believe it’s accidental. Then again, for the same reason, I can’t believe someone would do something like that on purpose. I just don’t get it.

  3. UPDATE: The situation has been corrected!!! It only took 9 days!!!

  4. Thanks for the update, Scott. I’m glad they finally resolved the problem.

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