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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 11, 2003, New Braunfels, Texas Friday April Page 7A Officials urge those displaying patriotism to show flag proper respect BvRONMALONEY Staff Writer Nobody knows about the flag like a Marine Msg John Medrano of the New Braunfels High School JROTC program said the flag isnt only about patriotism It is the symbol of this coun try I remember the first time when I was stationed in the Marine barracks in Hawaii and I marched up there with the other privates and PFCs You unfurl it you hook it up you get ready to raise it and you have this feeling Thisis our flag This is all of West San Antonio Legionnaires will ouely bum the fla Medrano said This flag stands for every American throughout the Medrano said That flag is America that flag is what America stands for You just get this knot as youre saluting it in awe of what that flag really means to a Marine every other service member and every other tn the aftermath of the Sept 11 2001 attacks and now with a war ongoing in Iraq more flags are flying than probably have in a long long time And every so often one of them can be seen thats get ting a little faded or a little tattered Sometimes one of the little car flags folks fly from their windows can be seen laying in the road As the symbol of this coun try Medrano said it is impor tant to treat the United States flag correctly and fol low the proper etiquette in its display The military has many laws about the display of the flag some of which also apply to the civilian world Medra no said One important one is that it is customary only to fly the flag during daylight hours although the flag can be flown all night if lighted It should be hoisted quick ly and lowered slowly If a flag becomes faded or frayed it should be reseWn or destroyed Medrano said The preferred method for destroying a flag is to cere moniously burn it Do not dis card it in the trash Medrano said New Braunfels Mayor Adam Cork comes from a Air Force family and nearly joined the service him self When flown with another flag or banner nothing should be flown above or to the right of the flag Cork said In the United States this includes the flag of the United Nations except over the United Nations headquarters in New York City where the flag is elevated When flown with several other flags the flag should be displayed highest and in the center of the group The same goes if it is hung from a wall The most important thing is you always fly the union to the left or the Cork said If displayed with other flags hoist the flag first and lower it last If the flag is to be flown at halfstaff it should be raised to the peak first and then lowered to the midpoint of the staff When it is lowered for the day it should first be raised to the peak again FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY ONLY WEEKEND SPECIALS BUY 1 PR GET 2ND 112 OFF SHOES FOR THE FAMILY Every brand Every colorl Every style Reg Second pair must bo of equal or lessor value 60 OFF ENTIRE STOCK PICTURE FRAMES Metal wire silverplate pewter and more Reg SALE 50 OFF MISSES CAREER TOPS IN MATTE JERSEY By Crewneck style in several colors Reg SALE 5O OFF MENS SUN RIVER POPUN SHORTS Great comfort in lightweight cotton styled with sideelastic Waists 3244 Reg SALE 60 OFF ENTIRE STOCK FINE JEWELRY Gold and sterling silver earrings rings necklaces bracelets pendants sets and more 4O OFF MISSES KNIT WOVEN TOPS By Rebecca Giselle1 and Lemon Reg SALE 40 OFF ALL MENS VAN HEUSEN WOVEN SPORT SHIRTS Shortsleeved Assorted plaids in wrinklefree Sizes SXXL Reg SALE 40 OFF ENTIRE STOCK FASHION JEWELRY Necklaces bracelets earrings sets and more Reg SALE OFF MISSES BLOUSES SPRING SWEATERS By Rebecca Malone Carlies Court and Gloria Reg SALE 40 OFF MENS SHORTSLEEVED STRIPED POLOS By and Sun Sizes SXXL Reg SALE ENTIRE STOCK LADIES HANDBAGS All your favorite styles in straw crochet fabric and vinyl Reg SALE 40 OFF MISSES SEPARATES BY SAG HARBOR Tops pants capris and more Reg SALE 4O OFF GIRLS 2T16 By U Specialty and My Michelle Reg SALE 4O OFF WOVEN TOPS FOR JUNIORS By Halo and Reg SALE 40 OFF MISSES SPRING COORDINATES By Cathy Daniels and Erin Reg SALE 4O OFF ENTIRE STOCK BOXED BRAS Assorted styles and colors to choose Reg SALE OFF FASHION SKIRTS FOR JUNIORS By and Jaclyn Reg SALE 4O OFF MISSES JUNIOR DRESSES PANTSUITS When you take EXTRA 25 OFF greenticketed styles Orig then SALE OPEN A NEW ACCOUNT GEI 10 OFF ALL DAY PLUS 250 BONUS POINIS i i I I OUR GIFI ALWAYS I HI HIGH I ALWAYS IHfc RIGHT COLOR i i i I mpdSwnniiiyhive iUwki wily whwe Indicnted SSicBpnmiiy vSiTBy store
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