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Respecting Old Glory

May 13. 2018 7:22PM

To the Editor: In recent years, there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S. flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men serving in our military, and remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals asking questions about proper flag etiquette have contacted the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, and we appreciate their questions.

A flag displayed on a car should be fastened to the right side bumper, antenna, or to the window.

If displaying on a wall, the blue field should be in the upper left corner and it should never touch the ground.

When displaying an all-weather flag outdoors, 24 hours a day, there should be a light near it at night so it is not in complete darkness.

Above all, when the flag becomes worn please replace it.

For additional flag etiquette information, visit the VFW website at or contact your local post.

Hudson Memorial VFW Post 5791, its auxiliary, American Legion Post 48, and other organizations will be conducting a Flag Retirement Ceremony on Saturday, June 9, at 9 a.m. at the post at 15 Bockes Road.

Drop off your torn or faded U.S. flag at this location, The American Legion, or flag disposal bins located outside of Hudson Town Hall or the Hudson Police lobby between now and Thursday, June 7.

Remember Old Glory has been flying for more than 240 years and will be flying for many years in the future.


President, VFW Auxiliary 5791


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