Originally Posted by LindaA
Just a quick note, Vlad, I am an active member of the VFW auxiliary, and have been since sixteen wich was too many years ago to mention. I joined to support my dad...but the point being is that the VFW teaches proper flag ettiquette, this includes not wearing the flag or any representations of the flag as clothing. this is the written ettiquette.
However, many do wear flag shirts and we decorate our tables with flag themed cloths and place mats so most dont follow this fully.
but it is what it is.
While It IS a breach of ettiquette, I dont think Mr. White did anything wrong, but want to be a little patriotic. Its not like he was blowing huge snot rockets on to the flag to desecrate it or anything, he just wanted to show his colors.
Linda please reconsider. That bandanna is not
a representation of the flag. If that fits the definition, then so should **anything** painted red, white, and blue. If not, one should be appalled at Wonder Woman's costume and the paint scheme used by the USAF Thunderbirds.
When one refers to a representation
of the Stars and Stripes, they're referring to something that is intended to represent the flag but misses the mark. For example, incorrect number of stars, too few stripes, wrong shade of red, etc... something in the general form of the real flag. Wavy red and white lines and a random field of blue stars don't quite make the cut.
And please don't prop yourself up on your VFW membership. It is a worthwhile group with a noble cause, to be sure, but many of us here (myself included) have spent years in the US Military and Boy Scouts, where flag ettiquette is an important part of the curriculum.http://www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html