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Sad Degradation of Our Flag

Sad Degradation of Our Flag, originally uploaded by Shirley Buxton.

We support our troops, is printed on this flag. When it was first hoisted, it was no doubt a glorious sight.

Such a ragged flag should be removed, though, and replaced with a new one. No vision of tatter, nor of failure, or disregard should be connected with our flag, the symbol of America, the greatest country in the world.

Tags: America, American+flag, disrespect+for+flag

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

4 replies on “Sad Degradation of Our Flag”

Carl, I agree with you. I’m stunned at the direction our country is taking. Sometimes, as much as I hate to think it, I find some agreement with Michael Savage who says forcefully, “There is an enemy within.”

Thank you for visiting my site, for your comments, and for your service to our country–a wonderful country, despite our problems.

Blessings, and may God always Bless America.



I take pride in your message, being a VET, well stated.
With all due providence the recent passing by the U. S. Senate a Bill which allows the defacement of our “Honored Flag” is and utter disgrace! In the late 60’s, Viet Nam era, you were arrested for disgracing or burning “Our Flag!” How many soldiers have been laid to rest with the covenant of “Our Flag?” My father as well as myself and 1,000’s more when the time comes. With all due respect to our Veterans who currently serve in Iraq, some coming home in a casket to be draped with “Our Flag,” I find the U. S. Senate motion an insult to the American People as well as the history that established “Our Flag!”

Let us look at the age of the Senators who enacted this Bill? Veterans none!
If it takes a memory to remind others of the pride and relevance of “Our Flag” perhaps it may be necessary to revenant, to put into perspective our hallowed Veterans raising the flag at Iwo Jima in World War II where 1,000’s more were lost!
For God and Country, God Bless Our Veterans and Our Flag,
Carl Croneberger


The first photo and the second are so different.
The second one, the tattered flag, is sad. It reflects badly on those who’ve allowed it.

The first one, flying in an ignominious place, does not bother me. I wore a flag sewn to my jeans when I protested the Vietnam War, and on my uniform a few short weeks later. Hah!

I wear two of them now along with the Rebel flag and the Texas flag when I am lucky enough to ride my motorcycle.

The American flag has always been an inspiration to me. And the freedoms is represents have always sustained me, even when I reveled in my right to protest.

IMHO, as long as it is not abused or neglected, I rejoice in seeing it flying. Either high above on a flagpole, or sewn on somebody’s bluejeans, the American Flag is a joy to see, and always a reminder to me of how lucky I am to be an American.

Wear it, fly it, salute it, love it. Care for it as THE symbol of sacrifice and freedom. (btw, I’ve gotten into worlds of trouble when in Europe because I ALWAYS wore the American Flag everywhere I went)

God Bless America



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