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Why is it the USA flag on your sleeves is backwards?




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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 04-30-2007, 04:07 PM
 
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Its not backwards..When a flag is on a pole its with the stars next to the pole and it waving behind it..Its a way for us to say we are moving forward. We never fall back.
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so the other army's that we are fighting can see it correctly in their rear view mirrors when they are retreating and we're chasing their asses down!

j/k I always wondered that too.......
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The full-color U.S. flag cloth replica is worn so that the star field faces forward, or to the flag’s own right. When worn in this manner, the flag is facing to the observer’s right, and gives the effect of the flag flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward.

The rule dates back to the Army's early history, when both mounted cavalry and infantry units would designate a standard bearer, who carried the Colors into battle. As he charged, his forward momentum caused the flag to stream back. Since the Stars and Stripes are mounted with the canton closest to the pole, that section stayed to the right, while the stripes flew to the left.
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it's cause the army ****ed up so they decided to make up some lame excuse to cover it up! Psst... if you put the flag on the OTHER arm it's displayed properly and still looks like your "charging forward"

and it's only the Army that does it (maybe the marines too) the AF displays it properly!
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it's cause the army ****ed up so they decided to make up some lame excuse to cover it up! Psst... if you put the flag on the OTHER arm it's displayed properly and still looks like your "charging forward"

and it's only the Army that does it (maybe the marines too) the AF displays it properly!
thats because they don't move forward....




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thats because they don't move forward....



with out US neither would the ARMY OR THE MARINES!
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Facing forward:
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with out US neither would the ARMY OR THE MARINES!
The army has its own pilots...HMMMMMM
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The army has its own pilots...HMMMMMM
do they have their own Cargo planes? how about bombers?
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do they have their own Cargo planes? how about bombers?
Dont need em..We have Infantry...LOL
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there is only one way we can settle this:
10 rounds of bare knuckle boxing
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over sized sumo suits...and baby oil...that should fix em.

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Dont need em..We have Infantry...LOL
how's your infantry gonna get there?
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how's your infantry gonna get there?
We will do what we do best.....Walk.
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do they have their own Cargo planes? how about bombers?
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how's your infantry gonna get there?
C130's and Apache's... it's all you ever need.

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C130's and Apache's... it's all you ever need.
you know how many trips and planes it'd take to set up a base with C130's!? **** we'd STILL be trying to get Sadam!

as well as the IN FLIGHT REFUELING! ya'll would have to stop 7 times from here to the desert!

face it!... you need the Air Force...


and your flags are backwards!
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We will do what we do best.....Walk.
well now that map quest offers directions from NY to France I'm sure your fine crossing the Atlantic
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Sounds like you wanna be in the Army..Come on over we could use a few more slackers...LOL
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Sounds like you wanna be in the Army..Come on over we could use a few more slackers...LOL
not a chance... I have respect for the Army but I'm in the military to provide me a better stepping stone afterwards, whether it be I retire or separate. and the Army doesn't offer anything better than the Air Force...
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