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Old 01-01-2014, 01:23 PM   #21
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We camp in the U.S. a lot. I never fly my Canadian flag out of respect for the U.S. while there. I do not own an American flag. When camping in Canada, I always fly my flag. People can tell where you're from by your vehicle plates. IMHO.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:24 PM   #22
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Not trying to start an issue here and I'm not thinking or implying that you are dis-respectful, but why don't you care about displaying your country's flag properly? There are protocols and established customs for displaying the flag that reflect what your flag stands for and what the men and women fought for under that flag.

Not too difficult to display it properly.
Maybe I didn't explain my thoughts correctly, or maybe I didn't read the links correctly. But as I read Rick and Paulette's web page it stated the correct way to fly the flags was on separates flagpoles of equal height, thus the remarks in my previous post of campers carrying flagpoles. I suppose the other options is the crossed flag display. Thanks for your reply, you're right it,s not that difficult to do it properly and I will.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:29 PM   #23
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Maybe I didn't explain my thoughts correctly, or maybe I didn't read the links correctly. But as I read Rick and Paulette's web page it stated the correct way to fly the flags was on separates flagpoles of equal height, thus the remarks in my previous post of campers carrying flagpoles. I suppose the other options is the crossed flag display. Thanks for your reply, you're right it,s not that difficult to do it properly and I will.
You're welcomed and I'm certain you and others respect your country's flag as much as I and others respect ours.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:35 PM   #24
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Piperman I love it when Canadians fly their flag in the US. I have traveled on snowmobile in Canada and have loved the remoteness of the country and the people. We have run into the most wonderful helpful folks and I always take time to welcome Canadians when I see the Maple Leaf flying proudly. Please always let it fly and boo to anyone that doesn't like it.
We hope to make our first trip to Canada next year in a MH and will most likely fly both flags.
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:52 PM   #25
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Not trying to start an issue here and I'm not thinking or implying that you are dis-respectful, but why don't you care about displaying your country's flag properly? There are protocols and established customs for displaying the flag that reflect what your flag stands for and what the men and women fought for under that flag.



Not too difficult to display it properly.

Out of curiosity- is it better to fly a flag improperly or not at all?
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Old 01-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #26
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Out of curiosity- is it better to fly a flag improperly or not at all?
Kind of asking why the chicken crossed the road

Not sure there is a clear cut answer to that. I would think it depends on the circumstances at the time e.g. In wartime I think it's just important to get it flying. In peacetime,probably better to do it properly.

That's my take on it.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:02 PM   #27
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Out of curiosity- is it better to fly a flag improperly or not at all?
My grandpappy always told me, "Either do it right or don't do it at all", but he wasn't talking about our Flag, but I think it applies.
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Old 01-01-2014, 02:39 PM   #28
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What I do know about flying another Country flag is respecting that country. In maritime law that I know about and the requirement is that once you enter a Country's water you fly there flag from the mast or yard arm. You still are required to fly our flag in my case was off the stern of the boat. I traveled to 15 different Countries in 5 years trying to sail around the world and had to have there flag flying. It is due to respect. Under the Country flag when you enter port you add a quarantine yellow flag until port official comes out to your vessel to sign you in. You fly that flag (Country) until you hit international waters again. If I was going to Canada I would also follow that same procedure. It is a sign of respect to them. So if I ever go to Canada I would make sure I also flew there flag also. If I was going to fly the good old stars and strips.
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I always fly the Texas Flag along side of the American Flag. Texas is the only state that can fly its flag at the same height a USA flag. Always fly them properly.
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I always fly the Texas Flag along side of the American Flag. Texas is the only state that can fly its flag at the same height a USA flag. Always fly them properly.
It is the same in Virginia as long as they are on different poles, If it is on 1 pole the USA is on top.
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