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Do You Put Out A Flag On American Holidays?

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  • Started 3 years ago by Y.W. Editor
  • Latest reply from ari-free

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  1. Y.W. Editor
    Key Master

    Without getting into any type of discussion, just a simple yes or no.
    Does anyone put an American flag on their home on Veterans Day, July 4th, Memorial Day etc?

    Again, the instructions are simple. Just write "Yes" or "No".

    No other comments will be approved.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  2. amichai
    Member

    no

    Posted 3 years ago #
  3. Moq
    Not to be confused with the Goq

    Yes

    Posted 3 years ago #
  4. phrum
    Member

    I have one out even when it's not a holiday!

    Posted 3 years ago #
  5. Y.W. Editor
    Key Master

    Anyone else?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  6. blinky
    Blinquie

    Y.W. Editor- whoever didn't reply probably doesn't do it or else they would happoiy write it in! For the record no i don't put out a flag:(

    Posted 3 years ago #
  7. I can only try
    "We all try. You succeed." George HaChasid - Slayer of Trolls.

    I don't always remember to.
    When I do, on Memorial day and July 4th.
    It's a little hakoras hatov to the medina shel chesed.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  8. minyan gal
    limericist extrordinaire

    No - I am Canadian. Canadians are not as outwardly patriotic as Americans and not many display flags at any time. The only time you see a few is on July 1 - Canada Day (our version of July 4). However, most Canadians wear red poppies (sold by the veterans from the Canadian Legion - our version of VFW) throughout early November until November 11. I just watched the Remembrance Day service from Ottawa - held on the grounds of the capital. After the service and the laying of all of the wreaths, the veterans and the rest of the public line up and place their poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  9. AinOhdMilvado
    Member

    I did once.

    The flag was stolen.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  10. no

    Posted 3 years ago #
  11. aries2756
    Smartness runs in my family.

    Have nothing against doing it but NO

    Posted 3 years ago #
  12. cherrybim
    Member

    Absolutely, never miss.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  13. ronrsr
    Member

    If I had a flag, I would display it. I am very grateful for being born in America, and I am grateful to the veterans and soldiers who fought to protect the freedom that helps to make my life so good.

    This week, a boy from my town was killed in Afghanistan.

    45 years ago, my father died of a service-related illness that he acquired during WWII. He answered the call to help defeat the forces of true evil in the world, as did a very high percentage of Jewish-American men who were eligible for the armed services at that time. Today, I am wearing his dogtags, and on the dogtag chain, there is a small mezuzah (government issue). In one of the corners of the dogtag, there is an H, for Hebrew.

    It may be the galut, and it may be flawed, but the USA is among the most wonderful countries in the world, and has been very good to its Jews.

    Bless the USA and all its defenders and veterans. May Hashem give wisdom to its leaders, whether we like them or not.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  14. SmartTeen
    Member

    I love that Y.W. stated to write a one word answer... and only 2 of 9 people listened.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  15. Jam
    Member

    I don't. But I have some frum neighbors that do.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  16. d a
    our friend

    We had the flag hanging all year round. But our flag got ruined partially when kids used it as a Tallis...

    Posted 3 years ago #
  17. commonsense
    not so common

    like aries, nothing against it but no

    Posted 3 years ago #
  18. A23
    Member

    No

    Posted 3 years ago #
  19. myfriend
    Joseph

    I keep a small American flag inside my window all year.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  20. theprof1
    Member

    Yes we are certainly allowed to have sholom with neighbors and we should have hakoras hatov to our medina shel chesed.

    Posted 3 years ago #
  21. jhcvivgwry
    Member

    no

    Posted 3 years ago #
  22. tzippi
    Member

    May I suggest losing the apostrophe in the title?

    Posted 3 years ago #
  23. smartteen: actually the ratio was 3 out of 13

    Posted 3 years ago #
  24. SayIDidIt™
    Why does everyone (except me) want a subtitle so much?

    Happy Fourth of July!

    G*d Bless America!!

    SiDi™

    Posted 2 years ago #
  25. oomis
    Best Bubby EVER

    No. Nothing wrong with it, but I do not.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  26. Csar
    Joseph

    I have the flag flying in my room all year round.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  27. Chuckie
    Inactive

    yes -10 of them out on the porch

    Posted 2 years ago #
  28. SayIDidIt™
    Why does everyone (except me) want a subtitle so much?

    Chuckie: you must be a very patriotic guy!!

    SiDi™

    Posted 2 years ago #
  29. MorahRach
    Member

    Yes!

    Posted 2 years ago #
  30. GeshmakMan
    Member

    Why is there an apostrophe in Holidays????

    Posted 2 years ago #
  31. golfer
    Club Member

    No.
    Now that you mention it, excellent idea. Why do I not see any of my neighbors, Jewish and other, put out a flag?
    Hmmm... Should I start the trend next 4th?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  32. sushee
    Joseph

    Start it today.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  33. SayIDidIt™
    Why does everyone (except me) want a subtitle so much?

    Question: Is displaying the American flag considered a gentile ideal?

    Answer from Rav Avigdor Miller zt”l:

    Let me tell you something. Fifty years ago, I wouldn’t have spoken about that. I have been speaking more than fifty years in public. I didn’t speak about American flags. We don’t need it. Who needs American flags? It wasn’t necessary.

    Today, I say, if you want to do it, I say yasher koach. Do you know why? Because all the reshaim are trampling on the flag and they’re trying to desecrate America. You know why? Not because they’re good goyim, but because they are reshaim gemurim. The liberals are trying to ruin everything.

    And when that wicked Supreme Court permitted burning an American flag and said you cannot make a law against it, it was a desecration of America.

    After all, America is a good country. We came from countries where we were persecuted and this country gave us all the rights. I say we should kiss the ground of America. I was in Europe for some time; I went to study in yeshiva. I came back and I saw that this was a blessed country. It’s a gift from Hashem to us. Shouldn’t we appreciate it?

    Therefore, I say that a Jew should hang out the flag. Yes, today, yes. I won’t say you’re a sinner if you don’t, but I think it’s a good thing to hang out the flag today. It’s not a contradiction, not a contradiction by any means.

    We hang out the flag from this shul on the Fourth of July.

    SiDi™

    Posted 2 years ago #
  34. 2scents
    Mint and Raspberry

    I dont, most people in our community dont.

    The only reason I would place a flag is so that there shouldnt be a Chilul Hashem, Other than that why is a flag significant?

    Rabbi Avigdor Miller once said by a shuir, that each Yid should be put a flag, since the Americans are the ones that accepted us, we should have at least some Hakores Hatov and show that we love the country.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  35. SayIDidIt™
    Why does everyone (except me) want a subtitle so much?

    2scents, read my post above yours

    SiDi™

    Posted 2 years ago #
  36. 2scents
    Mint and Raspberry

    Thanks for posting that.

    That was the speech I was referring to.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  37. haifagirl
    Chief of Grammar Enforcement Commandos

    Would it be possible to take that apostrophe from the title and give it to 2scents?

    Posted 2 years ago #
  38. Shopping613
    The Awarder, President, and founder of SUC (Single Username Certificates). Contact me to join. Pretty please with all the toppings on top

    Well we don't have a flag...oh you were revering to American flag and American holidays? Well no one else In Israel does it......so I guess we aren't gonna do it either......

    Posted 2 years ago #
  39. Avi K
    Member

    I don't but I do have the Israeli flag on my door.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  40. 2scents
    Mint and Raspberry

    haifagirl,

    I don't think that one will be sufficient.

    Posted 2 years ago #
  41. SayIDidIt™
    Why does everyone (except me) want a subtitle so much?

    So do you?

    SiDi™

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  42. Miriam377
    Member

    Yes

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  43. 000646
    Member

    I never quite understood why we should show Hakoros Hatov to America for treating us like all other human beings. America has never been eager to accept Jewish immigrants and they aren't doing us a favor by giving us equal rights- they just aren't being Anti Semitic animals. It's like telling the weak kids in a class that they owe the strong kids Hakaros Hatov for not beating them up for no reason.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  44. RebYidd23
    homeschooled in the school of hard knocks

    This thread's title is suffering from severe apostrophe.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  45. The Goq™
    Founder, President, Vice President and CEO of the CR Welcome Wagon!

    Just taped a couple of small flags to the front door.

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  46. mamasboy12345
    But he packs a mean punch!

    I dont but i wear a pin of the flag. :)

    Posted 3 weeks ago #
  47. Miriam377
    Member

    Next day to fly is July 26, for those in NYS
    New Jersey's birthday is December 18.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #
  48. ari-free
    Member

    "I never quite understood why we should show Hakoros Hatov to America for treating us like all other human beings."

    Because much of the rest of the world doesn't treat other human beings like human beings.

    Posted 2 weeks ago #

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