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26 June 2012

Dear Olympians,

As you prepare to trot off to London for the Games of the XXX Olympiad, please take the time to review the protocol for display of our nation’s flag.  Do not disgrace yourself in the eyes of those that have served, fought, bled or died for that flag and what it stands for.  It is not an article of clothing, so please don’t use it as such.

Before you get on the plane to London and before you take the field of competition take a look at following:

Flag Etiquette

STANDARDS of RESPECT

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are:

  • 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 as a drapery, or for covering a speakers desk, draping a platform, or 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 placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle 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.

(Source:  http://www.usflag.org/flagetiquette.html)

I wish you all the best that amateur competition offers and a high medal count.

Sarge, Out

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The Smell of a House

9 June 2008

Not too long ago I walked into the Command Post and the aroma that greeted me brought back a flood of over powering memories from years gone by.  On that particular day, the Command Post smelled just like my maternal grandmother’s house.  I only mention this because today, if she were alive, we would be celebrating the occasion of her birth.

While I have never mentioned Granny here before, she was an important part of my upbringing.  She took care of us when Mom was ill and always had a soda or a cup of coffee ready when CINCHOUSE and I hit town for a well deserved and earned visit.  She made CINCHOUSE feel part of the family from the first day she met her.  You could count on a good and hearty meal and if you went hungry, well that was your own fault.

Granny suffered a stroke on Christmas Eve 2004 and never returned home.  She had her good days and her bad days and went home to the Lord last July.

Churchmouse, you are missed.

Sarge, Out

GAS, GAS, GAS!

25 April 2006
Well folks, it seems that some have forgotten the simple laws of Supply and Demand, again. With the refineries having to switch brews and having to eliminate the MTBEs, there is going to be a shortage. Especially when they have to purge the storage tanks and then certify that all the now-banned additives are gone. Come on folks, the refineries have to operate at 100% in order to supply the amount of fuel that we consume. If they have to reduce production, that causes a shortage. If you want to ensure that there is no shortage, then here is what you do. Lobby your Congress critter to eliminate the various blends used, lobby to have more refining capability built, and to allow the exploration of domestic sources (i.e. ANWRR).

More here:
Say Anything: Boutique Fuel Nonsense – North Dakota’s Most Popular Political Blog

17 different blends!

Sarge, Out

New Link

22 April 2006

Just linked to the LawDog. Folks, this is the blog of a West Texas Lawman. He has some stories to tell and he tells them well. Very colorful and you can actually see LawDog and Bubba locking horns. Not mention that he posts recipes that look quite tasty from time to time.

Sarge, Out

A Good Neighbor

20 April 2006

Go forth and read.
Stars & Stripes

Lets see the LSM cover this story. SSgt Leak, Sarge owes you a tall cool one. Well done.

Sarge, Out

What Political Party?

19 April 2006
Shamelessly taken from:

Boots Sabers – The blogging will continue until morale improves…

You scored as Republican.

Republican

92%

Anarchism

83%

Democrat

33%

Socialist

33%

Communism

33%

Fascism

17%

Nazi

0%

Green

0%

What Political Party Do Your Beliefs Put You In?
created with QuizFarm.com

Felonious Behavior

6 April 2006
Go forth and read.

Say Anything: Democrats Block Legislation That Would Stop Felons From Becoming Citizens – North Dakota’s Most Popular Political Blog

Any questions? Folks, this IS a campaign issue. If the politicos don’t make it so, we MUST.

Sarge, Standing by.

Distress

29 March 2006
Go, Read. I will wait for you.

Michelle Malkin: THE AMERICAN FLAG COMES SECOND

I recall that when you fly our National Ensign upside down, you were signalling DISTRESS. Well folks, looks like the studnets in L.A. are requesting assistance. Folks, let me tell you this. If we are to get serious about controlling our borders, we need to make it a military operation. The Border Patrol is ill equiped to patrol/secure our borders. The US Army, USMC, and USAF have the personnel, the training and the technical know-how. Let’s put them to use. This is NOT about law enforcement, this is about stopping an invasion. Mr. Bush, Mr Rumsfeld, are you listening?

Sarge, Out

Sarge, Nashville, Swimming

12 March 2006

Well folks, it’s that time of the year. Sarge, CINCHOUSE, and SIT are off to the championship meet this week. As we will be away from the permanent command post for a day or three, posting may be a bit light (not that I am a heavy poster anyway). SIT made one more cut and so, will swim three events at the meet. If you happen to be in Nashville next weekend and looking for something to do, come on over to the Tracy Caulkins Aquatics Center, and see some of the best swimmers in Alabama, NW Florida and Tennesee. Sarge will be on deck somewhere while SIT will be in the water. CINCHOUSE will be watching us both and keeping us on the straight and narrow.

Sarge, Out

Update to Customer Service

6 March 2006

The manager of the local shopping emporium that I opined about below contacted me yesterday with iquiries to establish my exact opservations. As I stated to her, there are training issues abounding. Now, I will give her credit, she did do some basic research as to when I had last been in (as this is a membership place) and that I had only purchased two items and what cashier had checked me out and taken my written IOU (check). As I stated, she agreed that said new cashier, did indeed break training and re-training would recommence soon. While I did not discuss all my observations with her, she and I would still be on the phone, we did establish that I was not treated a s member should have been. It seems that the other associates that I came into contact with are well known to her and this is not the first time that there have been issues of training with them. She did acknowledge that there is a training issue there and that she has been trying to resolve that issue for some time. Maybe, if she hired some competent associates, payed a decent wage, and payed attention to what was happening, she might find that “retraining” of associates would not be required.