I remember when I was young flags would not be flown in inclement weather like today in the rain.
Flags would be lowered at dusk and they would be flown again at dawn.
I get that most flags today are made of nylon or weatherproof material, but what I don’t get is Old Glory respected the same?
This photo represents but one flag I saw today when my husband and I were driving around. I saw lots of flags flying in the rain. And I think even if flags are made of more all weather material these days the respect for the flag should still mean something.
I guess it’s just one of those things I’ve noticed where it used to be once in a while in bad weather you would still see a flag flying. Today if it’s bad weather? They’re all still flying for the most part.
I guess I simply feel that our flag is a symbol of our country and what it means to be American. The flag is a symbol worth respecting and revering, so I guess I’m asking if people are going to fly the flag can’t you bring it in when you know it’s going to rain? Can’t you bring it in at dusk?
I presume that like many other things in this world, flag etiquette has changed. I think that’s kind of sad.
Stay safe and dry today.