On March 25th, 2015, the City Council of Seminole passed a resolution authorizing the “Red, White and Blue Initiative”. This is a program to increase patriotism in the city, but the means they are using is appropriate to everyone, where ever they live.
Since many of us have established spots on our own properties on which to display a flag of the United States of America, the webpage established by the city offers a great deal of information for the proper and correct display of the flag and the colors. You can access the webpage here.
In reading through the Code (that is the Federal code, passed by Congress and signed by the President of the United States), two things may pop out for you. First, according to paragraph 8 of the Code, “the flag represents a living country and is itself considered to be a living thing”. How should we treat a living thing but with respect. And second, also in paragraph 8 of the Code, the flag should never be used in advertising, especially not embroidered on cushions or printed on temporary or throw-away items like boxes, napkins and articles of clothing.
The website also has information on flag etiquette and an etiquette quiz that was very informative and interesting. If you are at all concerned about patriotism or proper display of the flag, check out the City of Seminole’s webpage.