[lbo-talk] US flag at half-mast today - please tell me it's not 'cos of Falwell?

Carl Remick carlremick at hotmail.com
Tue May 15 20:41:25 PDT 2007

>From: Dennis Claxton <ddclaxton at earthlink.net>
>... I got curious about
>flag washing and google came up with a flag-etiquette site. Here's
>one of the answers to the query "is it ok to wash a dirty flag."
> >... For newer flags, simply wash by hand in mild soap to avoid damage
> >while cleaning it. Be sure the flag is thoroughly dried before rehanging
>it. ...

They neglected to add: "Be sure to wash and hang flag with one hand only. Use second hand to maintain respectful salute."

Actually I shouldn't joke about these things. Flag-waving seems to be the only aerobic exercise a lot of Americans get, so I shouldn't discourage this healthful practice.


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