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Friday, January 26, 2007

#277: Low Threshold for 1/2 mast flags

Everywhere, I see flags at 1/2 mast. Is it for Ford still? Or some other unimportant thing? Whatever the case, I feel I'm fairly well-informed as to world events and I know of nothing that makes me a sad enough American to need to see flags at 1/2 mast and therefore I gather that it's some lame reason. They need to reserve this tradition for when something really bad happens. Otherwise, the gesture is cheapened. Severity: 2


Andy said...

I think when it's a president who dies the flags are supposed to stay down for 30 days. In my opinion, though, anything over a week is excessive.

Andrew said...

I laughed at "some other unimportant thing," although I might have been interpreting it wrong.