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July 4, 2011

Old Glory at the Farm

With strong winds coming from the west on most days at our house, our American flag is replaced once a year, due to the tattered edges it acquires.  We choose to replace it on the 4th of just seems to fit.

Every morning of the 4th of July, for the past four years, the kids and Dominic replace the flag that flies high right outside our house. The very first year, Dominic, the kids and Papa {my father-in-law} raised the actual flag pole{but I accidentally erased that pic.....and it was a good one too}.

And sometimes, after our strong winds snap the flag line and our flag becomes tangled at the top of the pole, maintenance is required.

Whether you're staying close to home or traveling, wishing you all a safe and sane holiday, with lots of food, family, good friends and good times.

P.S. for inquiring minds.........
The proper way to dispose of an unserviceable flag is to burn it......found in the US Flag Code. TITLE 4 > CHAPTER 1 > Sec. 8(k). Which states:

"The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning"

You can find a good copy of the entire US Flag Code at the Legal Information Institute, Cornell Law School

Happy 4th of July to you and your families.
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