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Old 08-25-2008
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Something that everyone tends to forget when speaking flag etiquette, even on boats is, If you fly the Star & Stripes, you raise the flag at Sunrise and you must douse the flag at sunset, if you can not douse the flag at sunset, then it should not be flown, unless you can illuminate it during the dark hours, to do otherwise is disrespectful

Our flag seldom flies during the week because most times, I don't get back till after dark, during the weekend it's unfurled as soon as I hit the cockpit with my coffee and is rolled and covered ( simular to a umbrella cover ) in the evening
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Freedom comes when youíre ready to sail away. True freedom comes when you donít have to return

Cut off from the land that bore us, betrayed by the land we find, where the brightest have gone before us and the dullest remain behind, .......but stand to your glasses, steady,.......tis all we have left to prize, raise a cup to the dead already, hurrah for the next that dies
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