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when I was young.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh, just another old fool sitting around whining about the "good old days." And I'd be the first one to tell you the Bible counsels against doing that. It also counsels against being numb to history and heritage.

Hmmmmmmmmm. Excuse me. I'm sure there's something constructive I should be doing, rather than looking at the notation on the NLEOMF and VFW calendars and wondering about observances no one even remembers the existence of anymore. When is Flag Day anyway? I wonder how many would answer that correctly.

Anyhow, the edict from the government has just come from the light socket above. I was supposed to write Sarah Palin is an idiot 500 times on the blackboard this evening, and instead I had 'the audacity of hope' in the nation and decided to listen to Mark Levin.

See you later, or perhaps never. God bless America. Nice to have a couple flags around the house. I'm getting this big ass free one from the USO for this donation they solicited recently. Don't know where to put it except perhaps hang it outside the house in Puerto Rico. Nice gesture, but my house is in the middle of nowhere. Seriously, almost no one would ever see it.

Okay, the red light is flashing and they just turned up the volume, the warning of an impending electric shock is coming. Gotta get to my blackboard exercise and forget about . . .

Flag Day.
 

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Mine's wavin', Bloof...

It's not an idol--I don't worship it, but blood from better men than I am has spilt to keep it off the ground.

No hijack meant here, but if you want to burn a flag in front of me, the law of the land says the government won't stop you. It DOES NOT say that there are no consequences. Such a one in my presence would go home sore and bloody, if he went home without a wee stop at the Sisters Of Mercy bandage shop. Not a threat. "Just the facts, Ma'am..."

I know you're not of that ilk, brother Bloof...
 

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No hijack at all, I think it's quite appropriate for this thread. I mean, it was the JFK assassination, people believed in things like right and wrong, then the music changed, everyone on the "Republican side" was bad, all of a sudden you couldn't even voice your opinion on certain things, and 40 years later, things that were an understood and regular part of my life during childhood aren't even known.

We used to know Flag Day, and the flag meant something. The Pledge of Allegiance wasn't something corny and irrelevant, and we all knew the flag wasn't God, but it was sure as hell important.

Flag Day, whassat?

More than four decades after the end of The Cultural Pancake Flip, we are reaping the sorry rewards for our "cultural revolution." The only "revolution" I know is the swirl down the toilet that our nation has made since then, round and round, down the toilet, because stuff like Flag Day isn't even known and D-Day, Pearl Harbor Day, they're almost sneered at.
 

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I don't recall Flag Day ever being celebrated or even mentioned when I was a kid ('60s). The only way I ever heard of it was it would show up on some calendars--the same calendars that would also have "V-E Day" and "V-J Day" and "Grandparents' Day" on them. :?
 

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Well, you're a better man than I and a contemporary, so if you don't remember it as I do, maybe it wasn't a widespread mention. Still, people knew what it was and observed it. I'm not saying it was anything like the observances of the Fourth of July, nothing approaching that order. I remember it being mentioned in school, also.
 
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