Don’t “dip” the American flag

So far I’ve been able to learn that Joe Bruni is a firefighter.  Beyond that, I don’t know much other than his YouTube series on flag etiquette is very good — not perfect, but very, very good.

In this episode he talks about carrying a flag.  I wish he’d discussed it in terms of a flag ceremony, but he gets the basics right.

Younger Scouts, Cub Scouts, Brownies and Bluebirds will have difficulty holding a large flag and pole vertical — get a flag harness to help them out (usually less than $25.00 at Scout supply shops).

He’s got a bunch of these.  I’ll pass them along as I get a chance to view them.

(Joe Bruni — who are you?)

4 Responses to Don’t “dip” the American flag

  1. Such a random video, but there’s a lot of people who don’t know proper flag etiquette. So two thumbs up to Jow Brunie.

    As far as staining flags intentionally…they call it tea stained…and people do it to get “historical” looking flags. Normally though, they just look like someone stomped all over it and rather unpleasant.


  2. Ed Darrell says:

    Don’t dip snuff, and don’t dip the flag!

    I’m not sure it’s okay to stain a flag intentionally. Now, if it had accidentally fallen into the tea, it might be okay.

    More research!


  3. j a higginbotham says:

    I misread this at Ed’s story. I guess staining a flag to make it look old is ok?

    Link from Ed


  4. Eddie says:

    We honored our nations heros on Patriot Day with American Flags half staff on September 11th.


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