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2020-07-18 -Land of the Free
US defense chief effectively bans Confederate flag
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Posted by Fred 2020-07-18 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10799 views ]  Top

#1 Note well, when you put on the uniform, you lose some of your civil rights.

I believe it was banned for a long time after 1865. The desire for recruiting and drafting of young southern men softened the stand when the Department of War, then Department of the Army needed to fill the ranks 1898-1970. I remember in the 70s the directive to ban any state flags unless you displayed all 50. Nothing new.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-07-18 06:06||   2020-07-18 06:06|| Front Page Top

#2 Pentagon is banning displays of the Confederate flag on military installations

IMO, military installations shouldn't display any flags except national (and unit, if any).
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-07-18 06:06||   2020-07-18 06:06|| Front Page Top

#3 ..well, what we are actually discussing here is individual displays of flags. That's in your barracks room or assigned family quarters. There is usually one flag pole per installation which does fly only the national colors. Unit flags usually are found along side with the national colors in the commander's office and only removed out of the office for ceremonies and reviews.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-07-18 07:25||   2020-07-18 07:25|| Front Page Top

#4 ...and on Army installations for July 4th there is a salute which involves the flags of all states. One bark of the gun per state. So many at present arms thinking 'come on Wyoming'.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-07-18 07:34||   2020-07-18 07:34|| Front Page Top

#5 DoD fully out of the WOKE closet. Yawn, double yawn.
Posted by Besoeker 2020-07-18 07:47||   2020-07-18 07:47|| Front Page Top

#6 ...I vas just obeying orders 0.0
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-07-18 07:55||   2020-07-18 07:55|| Front Page Top

#7 Fire his worthless arse.
Posted by Woodrow 2020-07-18 11:45||   2020-07-18 11:45|| Front Page Top

#8 With all the CACA in the ARMED forces, THIS DOLT is worried about this CACA. WUT A MORON! IN my quarters it is MY QUARTERS....STFU!
Posted by ranture 2020-07-18 11:55||   2020-07-18 11:55|| Front Page Top

#9 Surely that will encourage more Southern kids to join the military.
Posted by gorb 2020-07-18 15:31||   2020-07-18 15:31|| Front Page Top

#10 America can send social workers overseas with ticket books.
Posted by Cromoth Sheatch5463 2020-07-18 17:15||   2020-07-18 17:15|| Front Page Top

#11 Start with the Rat Squad.
Posted by gorb 2020-07-18 21:23||   2020-07-18 21:23|| Front Page Top

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