is this flag? Some long forgotten battle field or lost U.S. Outpost? ? Not a chance. Members of our Armed Service's would
never abandoned the symbol a United States Of America.
unfortunately, this symbol of our great nation and boundless freedom, flies,
forgotten, unattended and uncared for right in our own backyard.
can only attribute this embarrassing display to the laziness and dare I say,
disrespect of the Bellmore NY Little League. The blame however does not stop
there, but must be shared equally by the Bellmore School District (who teach our children to
pledge allegiance to the flag everyday in school)as well as the residents of Bellmore who have shown indifference
to our nations banner.
many of you are aware this flag resides at Bruce Gary Little League field in Bellmore NY on the property of the Bellmore School District. What is even more
disgraceful is that the Bruce Gary Field is named for a fallen hero. A local
friend, father and neighbor who unselfishly gave his life in attempt to save
others at the World Trade Center on 9-11. As even more of an
affront, Bruce Gary had been vice president of the Bellmore Little League.
have personally asked, on at least five separate occasions, for the little
league coaches and/or members of the little league themselves to take this flag
down. However, it remains flying, a slap in the face to those who would defend it.
is the second year
in a row that the flag has been left flying without being
attended to in the slightest. Inexplicably, this particular flag is a
non-weather flag that has been flying, now in shreds for 24 hours a day without
a second thought by those who raised it.
this the respect we give our country and our fallen heros? No wonder people
around world have lost their respect for the U.S.A. If we
show respect for our own country, why should others?
United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1 — The Flag; (From
Time and occasions for display
It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on
buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic
effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if
properly illuminated during the hours of darkness c. The flag should not be
displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather
flag is displayed.
Respect for flag
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
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