Saturday, July 4, 2009

Have a safe and loving 4th

For those who don't know or who have perhaps forgotten, the following is a partial list of the correctness for displaying our flag:

Time and occasions for display
(a) Display on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in open; night display
It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
(b) Manner of hoisting
The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
(c) Inclement weather
The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.
(d) Particular days of display
The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on New Year's Day, January 1; Inauguration Day, January 20; Lincoln's Birthday, February 12; Washington's Birthday, third Monday in February; Easter Sunday (variable); Mother's Day, second Sunday in May; Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May; Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), the last Monday in May; Flag Day, June 14; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, first Monday in September; Constitution Day, September 17; Columbus Day, second Monday in October; Navy Day, October 27; Veterans Day, November 11; Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November; Christmas Day, December 25; and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States; the birthdays of States (date of admission); and on State holidays.

We won't be doing much more than laying around the house relaxing. I have two new recipes to try. A pasta salad made with sundried tomatoes and calamata olives and a strawberry shortcake cake. Both recipes are from Ree at I had wanted to do some planting, but according to my handy dandy celestial chart next weekend is the better time. I guess I'll work on the sweater I'm making - picture below. Hmmm, I wonder if my new great (great?) niece would like this. I find I enjoy making children's sweaters as they knit up alot quicker. I'm using natural wool in a darker grey than the one in the picture. The size will be for about a one year old. Any takers just let me know.
The precious model is the daughter of SouleMama from her blog of the same name. Go visit. She has much to offer.
That's it for now. Stay safe and take care. K (aka Mad Beach Maven

1 comment:

Frances said...

Hi Kathryn, thanks for the timely rules of flag etiquette, often not followed, even by government offices. As for that adorable little sweater, I wish I could wear the one year old size! Very lucky whoever gets it. :-)