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Letter: Missionaries showed poor flag etiquette, too
First Published Jun 27 2014 04:38 pm • Last Updated Jun 27 2014 04:38 pm

I applaud the U.S. Forest Service for requiring eight missionaries to correct the infringement they made against a designated wilderness area. These young men, trained at home, school, and in the Missionary Training Center, should know better. In order to make it right, they should be required to read and practice the Code for Displaying the United States Flag.

For example, did those missionaries:

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1) plan that it would be perpetually illuminated?

2) know that it should be displayed at sunrise and lowered at sunset if not illuminated?

3) know that it should be taken down during uncertain weather (unless an all-weather flag)?

4) know that flying the flag is to be in authorized locations only?

5) and more……

Dawn Ann Bailey

Salt Lake City




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