One of our local newspapers inserted this into their publication last week:
An American Flag, with directions that we should display it in our windows.
Printed on the backside of Old Glory were the “sponsors” who paid for advertising their businesses, as well as the “Etiquette of the Stars and Stripes” aka the U.S. Flag Code.
Left-hand side with the paid advertising:
Right-hand side with the U.S. Flag Code:
But wait, what’s this? Let’s take a closer look.
Other Things Not to Do with the Flag
- use the flag for advertising or promotion purposes or print it on paper napkins, boxes or anything else intended for temporary use and discard.
It’s kind of like those signs in tanning salons warning you of skin cancer, right before you strip down and soak up some UV rays. DON’T DO IT, say the signs, after you’ve already paid for your 7-minutes of heat.
(PS: I also found it mildly amusing that the Baker County Republican Committee as well as the Baker County Democratic Committee both paid for their names to be listed. At least they agreed on something this year.)