Reversing the Flag
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- pixie q. on December 3, 2006:
- Hi there,
I stumbled across your site while checking out my Google ranking. I just
wanted to let you know that, if someone else happens to stumble across
this website en route to mine, I am proud to be affilitated with such
fine, intelligent, upstanding, and clever fellow Americans!
From one Great Green Room to another,
- obvious front on January 5, 2007:
- Oh beautiful for patriot's dreams that see beyond the years
Glad I follwed Ms. Pixie in here, lemme look around a bit.
Oh, just checked out Danforth's Faith and Politics.
The dust cover is JUICY
- Jan Wolter on June 11, 2007:
- Here's an Associated Press article that appeared today:
SOFIA, Bulgaria . The Bulgarian capital was aflutter with American flags
to honor President Bush. There was just one glitch to the patriotic
welcome: Every second flag was facing the wrong way.
"Sofia greets U.S. President George W. Bush with flags upside down," the
Trud newspaper headlined Monday about the gaffe.
As it turns out, the flags weren't upside down. But every other flagpole
along Bush's motorcade route, which followed Sofia's central
Tsarigradsko Chausee boulevard, had the stars and stripes mounted in the
Traditionally, American flags are flown with the blue field of stars in
the upper left corner. These flags were hung so the blue field was
reversed to the right.
Officials in charge of the Bulgarian presidency's state protocol told
local media they had received assurances by the company that Sofia City
Hall authorized to put up the flags that everything had been coordinated
with the U.S. Embassy.
An embassy spokeswoman declined to comment, and by midday Monday, most
of the flags seemed to be properly displayed.
I dunno, maybe there was a hidden message in those backwards flags.
- Anonymous on July 24, 2007:
- Actually, the backward American flag is a symbol of the U.S. Army, worn
by soldiers who are deploying overseas. It symbolizes a flag blowing in
the wind, as if soldiers are running towards something. It means that
American soldiers don't run away from anything.