07/25/2017 by syrbal-labrys
We have an American flag; it has been down for a while because it is a bit of a tattered mess. I know what one is supposed to do with a flag unfit to fly: burn it or bury it.
Yeah. About that…I won’t burn this flag. It is what I thought was “coated” with plastic. Simply cannot burn plastic. Thought about burying it, but it will not rot of course. Looked up the Army Heraldry “etiquette” site — says to “shred” it by cutting stripes apart and leaving starry bit whole.
So there it is. NOW I am supposed to bury it inside a container. Note to self — find a cloth flag next time. It was hard to find a flag at ALL when I bought this, back in 2001. It was NOT American made. I don’t want it made of nylon or “poly” (plastic?) thank you very much. Thus far, most cotton ones I find are made in fucking China. Fuck that. Except these, perhaps?
I think it should be illegal to have the nation’s flag made outside your own country. And nope, not stepping away from that bit of tetchiness at all.