November 11, 2010 3:14 pm at 3:14 pm #592991
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.November 11, 2010 3:16 pm at 3:16 pm #1023046
noNovember 11, 2010 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #1023049
YesNovember 11, 2010 4:35 pm at 4:35 pm #1023050
I have one out even when it’s not a holiday!November 11, 2010 5:34 pm at 5:34 pm #1023051
Anyone else?November 11, 2010 5:45 pm at 5:45 pm #1023052
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:(November 11, 2010 6:09 pm at 6:09 pm #1023053
I can only tryMember
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.November 11, 2010 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #1023054
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.November 11, 2010 8:31 pm at 8:31 pm #1023055
I did once.
The flag was stolen.November 12, 2010 2:52 am at 2:52 am #1023056
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noNovember 12, 2010 3:10 am at 3:10 am #1023057
Have nothing against doing it but NONovember 12, 2010 3:18 am at 3:18 am #1023058
Absolutely, never miss.November 12, 2010 3:19 am at 3:19 am #1023059
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.November 12, 2010 4:12 am at 4:12 am #1023060
I love that Y.W. stated to write a one word answer… and only 2 of 9 people listened.November 12, 2010 4:55 am at 4:55 am #1023061
I don’t. But I have some frum neighbors that do.November 12, 2010 8:53 am at 8:53 am #1023062
We had the flag hanging all year round. But our flag got ruined partially when kids used it as a Tallis…November 12, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm #1023063
like aries, nothing against it but noNovember 12, 2010 3:25 pm at 3:25 pm #1023064
NoNovember 12, 2010 3:46 pm at 3:46 pm #1023065
I keep a small American flag inside my window all year.November 12, 2010 3:52 pm at 3:52 pm #1023066
Yes we are certainly allowed to have sholom with neighbors and we should have hakoras hatov to our medina shel chesed.November 12, 2010 5:46 pm at 5:46 pm #1023067
noNovember 12, 2010 6:52 pm at 6:52 pm #1023068
May I suggest losing the apostrophe in the title?November 14, 2010 1:48 am at 1:48 am #1023069
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smartteen: actually the ratio was 3 out of 13July 4, 2012 1:28 pm at 1:28 pm #1023070
Happy Fourth of July!
G*d Bless America!!
SiDi™July 4, 2012 1:36 pm at 1:36 pm #1023071
No. Nothing wrong with it, but I do not.July 4, 2012 1:44 pm at 1:44 pm #1023072
I have the flag flying in my room all year round.July 4, 2012 1:50 pm at 1:50 pm #1023073
yes -10 of them out on the porchJuly 4, 2012 2:12 pm at 2:12 pm #1023074
Chuckie: you must be a very patriotic guy!!
SiDi™July 4, 2012 2:17 pm at 2:17 pm #1023075
Yes!July 4, 2012 3:04 pm at 3:04 pm #1023076
Why is there an apostrophe in Holidays????July 4, 2012 6:48 pm at 6:48 pm #1023077
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?July 4, 2012 7:41 pm at 7:41 pm #1023078
Start it today.July 4, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm #1023079
Question: Is displaying the American flag considered a gentile ideal?
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.
We hang out the flag from this shul on the Fourth of July.
SiDi™July 4, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm #1023080
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.July 5, 2012 12:38 am at 12:38 am #1023081
2scents, read my post above yours
SiDi™July 5, 2012 2:10 am at 2:10 am #1023082
Thanks for posting that.
That was the speech I was referring to.July 5, 2012 5:02 am at 5:02 am #1023083
Would it be possible to take that apostrophe from the title and give it to 2scents?July 5, 2012 7:25 am at 7:25 am #1023084
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……July 5, 2012 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #1023085
I don’t but I do have the Israeli flag on my door.July 5, 2012 2:59 pm at 2:59 pm #1023086
I don’t think that one will be sufficient.July 2, 2014 6:19 pm at 6:19 pm #1023087
So do you?
SiDi™July 2, 2014 6:30 pm at 6:30 pm #1023088
YesJuly 3, 2014 1:10 am at 1:10 am #1023090
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.July 3, 2014 1:47 am at 1:47 am #1023091
This thread’s title is suffering from severe apostrophe.July 3, 2014 7:32 pm at 7:32 pm #1023092
Just taped a couple of small flags to the front door.July 7, 2014 6:35 pm at 6:35 pm #1023093
I dont but i wear a pin of the flag. 🙂July 10, 2014 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #1023094
Next day to fly is July 26, for those in NYS
New Jersey’s birthday is December 18.July 11, 2014 9:32 am at 9:32 am #1023095
“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.
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