“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.”
Few do it right... sigh
Flag officers (USN) are called that because their rank entitles them to display the flag, mounted on their vehicles as described in 4 US § 7(b), IIRC. Isn't that right Old NFO? I have vague memories from the late 60's, early 70's (when I served) of seeing an occasional vehicle flying the flag from a mount on the right bumper. As an enlisted man, I didn't exactly hang out with those gentlemen. I don't know if that is the same with General Officers in the other branches of the military, but I would guess it might be.
Should have remained lurking instead of opening my big mouth - backed by the wrong info. If I read it correctly from what I just looked up, "Flag Officer" actually refers to the flags denoting rank that they are entitled to fly, and not just on their staff vehicles. I _thought_ I remembered "Old Glory" being flown off of a mount on their vehicles as well, but I'm probably wrong about that, too. Just can't trust my memory any more.
There are mistakes that I'll overlook when someone meant well. Where I get a bit irritated is the pickup trucks with a giant tattered flag waving off a stick in the bed. Last one I saw was probably 1/3 missing. Everyone should know better than that.
Aww damn it, don't tell me this one does not complyhttps://youtu.be/w3vHE_yPMNI
There's no enforcement in the Flag Code. None, it's just advisory for private citizens. Fly at night? Rear bumper? Stars on the right? You cannot be stopped, cited, or arrested. You just look tactless.
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