Saturday, June 29, 2013

Alphabe~Thursday The Letter "F"

“F” is for Flag

Did you know:

Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions:
  • The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.
  • The flag should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.
  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.
  • The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.
  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.
  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it.
  • The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
  • When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously.
  • The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
  • When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.
Info Credit:         USA Flag

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Saturday Centus Week167 ~ My Flag

My Flag

Though stretched at the seams and ragged, 

she proudly waves in the wind and screams I am

still here.

Many threads are woven together to form this flag.

She is a symbol of unity, bravery and freedom.

She rises out of the ashes of oppression to form 

hope and peace.

Respect her.

Support her.

Protect her.

Help mend her then give allegiance to her.

Be a thread or leave.


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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Be careful what you go looking for.

Hi all, I'm back to take another stab at Jenny Matlock's Saturday Centus.

The idea is to write a story using the prompt "I release all fears and doubts" and you can only use 106 words including the six words in the prompt!

I came up with this idea from a dream I had last night. I guess we still have fears and doubts in our unconscious states too.

Be careful what you go looking for!~Ames


I was holding my friend’s hand. “It won’t hurt much.”  I said. “It will be over quickly.”

The wailing of the world was piercing!

It came closer, holding the death tube in its three digits.

The elderly are of no use to them.

We were wrong to make contact with them.

I jolted awake; clutching my covers tight, I realized it was just a nightmare.

Holding my breath I began to exhale slowly chanting I release all fears and doubts.

Then the room filled with light so bright it hurt to look at it.

My dogs were having seizures.

The wailing was piercing.

I screamed. 



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