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Old 08-25-2008
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I hate to break it to you, but on most boats flying the US Ensign from a stern flag staff, the courtesy flag, most burgees and signal flags are going to be flying above the US flag.
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From one that has served our country for over 25-years, I'd like to say that I'm extremely happy to see the US Flag proudly displayed on any vessel. I am not offended when I see Old Glory flying after sunset or before sunrise. I'm not offended when I see Old Glory flying from a port spreader, as long as it's the only flag on the boat. I'm not even offended when Old Glory is obviously well out of proportions for the size of the vessel. However, I do get upset when I see Her so weathered and torn that only the field of blue and stars remain. And, I get down right angry when I see any flag hoisted above the US Flag.

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