Hey guys! Firstly, I’m going to announce the winner of the Camp Challenge! Only one person entered, so I guess that means she automatically wins, but there is a great chance that I would have picked this post anyway! I’m pleased to say that my friend Libby Loo won the Camp Challenge! Go check out her post and her blog! (And Libby, I might send you a personalized graphic for your blog)
Anyway, to begin today’s post,
Today I’m going to be sharing some basic flag rules. I’ve always loved flag ceremony when I go to camp, which is why I was disappointed that it was less of a big deal this year.
The American flag(or any country’s flag) should be treated with respect. If it should happen to touch the ground, it needs to be retired(burned)in a ceremony. HERE is a great resource on how to fold the flag.
Whenever the flag is raised, everyone should stand up, put their hand over their heart, be reverent, take of any hats, and say the pledge of allegiance once it is fully raised. The flag is usually at half mast for a national tragedy and lowered and put away during a storm.
When the flag is being lowered, everyone around does the same thing as when the flag is being raised(aside from saying the pledge)
I understand that some people chose to protest by kneeling during the raising of the flag, but that really isn’t the time to do so. People have died for America and it definitely has it’s faults(as any country does) but it is still a great country to live in. Regardless of how you believe, you should be respectful during a flag ceremony.
I hope you all have a wonderful July 4th tomorrow! My grandma is in town, we’re going to a church breakfast tomorrow morning, fireworks at the house of our family friend’s, so tomorrow should be pretty good(and busy!) Posts will be a little off schedule for the next couple of weeks(life is seriously blowing up in my face) but I promise they are coming!