Talk:Flag of the United States

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Semi-protected edit request on 1 January 2017[edit]

Please edit the Particular days for display Paragraph September: First Monday (Labor Day), 17 (Constitution Day), and last Sunday (Gold Star Mother's Day)[98] Add 9/11(NYC terror attacks) Mang1009 (talk) 00:14, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. DRAGON BOOSTER 06:06, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

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Section on flag burning?[edit]

Has there ever been a section in this article about flag burning (in protest, not the "dignified" kind)? IMHO it deserves much more than the single sentence: "Desecration of the flag is considered a public outrage, but remains protected as freedom of speech." This sentence seems a bit POV anyway- I think "flag burning" is preferable to the word "desecration", and whether it is a "public outrage" is certainly something that people disagree with. Regardless of anybody's opinion of the practice, flag-burning is an important part of the culture and mystique of the flag in the US. If nothing else, the many supreme court cases and proposed constitutional amendments should be referenced.

I think at least a paragraph could do it justice, with a photo. We have over a dozen photos of the flag presented in its usual "respectful" way, so I don't think one photo of "desecration" constitutes undue weight. (Sorry if this is a perennial proposal- it seems like an obvious idea to me) Staecker (talk) 23:35, 7 July 2017 (UTC)

Subdued Flag needs to be Reversed[edit]

Hello everyone. The current image of the subdued flag is mirrored/reversed from the way it is worn. The flag is worn with stars on the right side. This is to demonstrate how a flag would be waving as a soldier moves forward, and is symbolic of the idea that "These colors don't run." If it were worn as the page currently shows it, it would look like a soldier is moving backwards, or retreating.

See: https://www.marlowwhite.com/faq/f-why-is-the-flag-patch-reversed.html -- 07:59, 15 July 2017‎ 74.96.65.12

Hello right back at ya.
Have you possibly misunderstood the caption? It reads "A subdued-color flag patch, similar to style worn on the United States Army's ACU uniform. The patch is normally worn reversed on the right upper sleeve. See explanation in "Display on uniforms" section below."
It explains exactly what you say above - that the flag is reversed when worn on the right. If the flag were worn on the left, it would be fine advancing into battle. The linked section also clarifies that the flag is not always worn on the right, so the image and caption are correct. Chaheel Riens (talk) 15:16, 24 July 2017 (UTC)

Amazing visual coincidence[edit]

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A page from a 16th-century book. I was immediately reminded of the US flag! --Edelseider (talk) 13:38, 21 July 2017 (UTC)