Can't find American Flags anywhere!!!! Anyone here have...

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...a link to a printable one that would fill a standard piece of paper? I want to put these in my windows and car.
Thanks in advance
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Scooter,
I couldn't find a flag anywhere today either. However a local newspaper (South Florida) is going to print a flag with tomorrow's newspaper. This newspaper has a link on it's web-site with a high quality picture to be used as wallpaper. Perhaps you can print it out.
I hope this helps. http://www.sunsentinal.com/
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I would LOVE to have a printable screen shot of George C. Scott in front of the flag in Patton!!!! THAT would be damn impressive! If only I could make if fit the outdoor screen!!!!
BTW...thanks for the links fellas.
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Scooter,
Here are two pics to start with (one is the DVD cover). I'm not sure if you can buy a poster, but the second one is for sale at Amazon (8x10 glossy photo, $6.00) and even on EBay.
DVD Cover:

Photo:

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P.S. Sorry, I made a mistake: I found the photograph through Amazon, but they are NOT the seller. I tried to post a link, but it doesn't work. Look at Amazon at zShops!
C.
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Matthew,
I can sure attest to the fact that there aren't many flags to be had in Vegas. Here in the Northwest part of town, stores report selling out within minutes when they get some in. I printed out the one you posted and plan to use it on my vehicle until I can get one at a store. Thanks.
-Neil
 

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I had an old flag I cleaned up and put out my window, however I do not have a flag pole so I hung it vertically. BTW, the proper way to hang a flag vertically is to have the stars on the upper lefthand side when viewed from the front. I see a bunch of people have it hanging the opposite way.
Technically too, the people with poles supposed to raise it to the top and then lower it half way when putting up the flag and raise it again to the top before taking it off. You're supposed to take it off at sunrise and sunset too, technically but I wonder how many people do that. I have a flag on my bike as I bike more than I drive...
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I certainly raise and lower my flag every morning/night. However, what is the deal with places of business? Where I work, they leave the flag flying all night. This is a 24/7 factory so I assume that with a business that is operating around the clock, it's considered ok to display the flag throughout the night?
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BTW, rather than starting a new thread, if any of you are interested in seeing a picture of part of the NYC skyline before and after, check this link:
http://www.digitalfridge.com/dfPerIn...ICode=31486590
I hike extensively in the northern NJ area where I live and one of my favorite places has a great view of almost the entire skyline, from the GWB to the WTC. The statue of libery is too short for me to see where I am, about 45 miles WNW of the city, but if you look at the original sized image of the after one, you can see the white smoke still blowing from the wreckage. And the city is too long to get the whole skyline in so it's mostly the southern part of the island. I can easily make out the Empire and Chrysler building and the building with the slanted roof (I believed it was the MetLife building but I forget what it's called now). BTW, for those of you around NJ, this is taken from Carris Hill, in Norvin Green State Forrest and it overlooks the Wanaque Reservoir, I-287 and the Riverdale Quarry, is a prime hawk and bird watch site and a very pretty place to contemplate life in these trying times...
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...with poles supposed to raise it to the top and then lower it half way when putting up the flag and raise it again to the top before taking it off. You're supposed to take it off at sunrise and sunset too...
That's correct flag-etiquette except: you're supposed to take it off at sunset and raise it not before sunrise.
Another point to take care of when raising or lowering the flag is not to allow the flag ever to touch the ground. This can most easily be accomplished by a second person holding the flag, especially the lowest corner. (If it publicly touches the ground it's deemed soiled and should be burned in a unobtrusive way.)
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You can fly the flag at night as long as it has a light shining on it....
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That looks like a proper and modern modification to me.
Let that light be bright!
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I am a Cubmaster to 45 Cub Scouts. I teach flag etiquette to elementary school kids.
The flag CAN properly be flown at night if there is a light to shine on it.
To raise the flag to half-staff, it should be hoisted quickly and smartly to the top of the flag pole, rested there for a moment, and then lowered slowly and somberly to the half staff position. When taking the flag in for the night from half-staff, it should again be raised briskly to the top of the pole, rested, and then lowered slowly.
BTW, that routine of raising it quickly and lowering it slowly is the standard procedure for raising and lowering the flag, not just when we are in a time of national mourning. As I tell my kids, the flag is eager to be risen in the morning and hesitant to being taken down in the evening.
If an American flag touches the ground, there is no flag etiquette requirement that it be retired or burned. You should exercise care to prevent its touching the ground, but if the flag does accidentally touch the ground, it can still be flown with pride. The flag need only be retired if it becomes soiled.
Flags are retired by being respectfully and ceremoniously burned. Don't just toss it in the fireplace; the American Legion and the Boy Scouts of America have been chartered by Congress with the task of properly retiring American flags. If you have a flag that is soiled, faded, or worn, you can contact your local American Legion post, Boy Scout troop, or Cub Scout pack to properly retire your flag. The American Legion can also get you a replacement flag (although their stocks may be low too).
As an aside, the touching-the-ground rule is not universal. My mother is Canadian, and she always thought Americans were rather silly about that rule. She said that in Canada, it is proper to lower the flag and touch it to the ground to honor Canada's war dead.
As a second aside, my wife works in a local Scout Shop (you know, selling scout uniforms, camping equipment, and other scouting supplies) and her shop ran out of flags on Wednesday.
 

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I was gonna go out and get one but nope! Can't find a one! My roomie has one though. It was a flag that was flown over the capital building on memorial day.
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