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03-17-2003, 09:21 PM
Like it or not we are going to war. Show your support for our troops and our country. Now is not the time to criticize, now is the time to join together. Remember what we did post 9-11.

God bless America and God bless our servicemen.

03-17-2003, 09:32 PM
Remember what we did post 9-11.
We do remember, and will do it again. We provided shelter and comfort for the displaced and sent aid to the injured.

(Edit - How do I put one of those little Canadian flag thingies in here?)

[ 03-17-2003, 09:34 PM: Message edited by: mmd ]

stan v
03-17-2003, 09:39 PM
Here's a flag. God bless America.

03-17-2003, 09:41 PM
MMD; here's one.

03-17-2003, 09:42 PM
Thanks, Meer.

03-17-2003, 09:43 PM
And here's America's flag for peacetime!

Nicholas Carey
03-17-2003, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by jlapratt:
Like it or not we are going to war. Show your support for our troops and our country. Now is not the time to criticize, now is the time to join together.The best way I can 'support our troops' is to do my best to make sure they don't die needlessly in a ditch in an illegal war of aggression to enrich the oil industry.

W gets no support from me. And our soldiers do have my support...but I'll not be a cheerleader for W's Napoleanic fantasies.


[ 03-17-2003, 10:02 PM: Message edited by: Nicholas Carey ]

Joe (SoCal)
03-17-2003, 10:46 PM
http://www.flags.net/elements/gif_flags/ICRC001.GIF http://truedemocracy.net/td4/images/peace.JPG

Paul Denison
03-17-2003, 10:50 PM
"The best way I can 'support our troops' is to do my best to make sure they don't die needlessly in a ditch in an illegal war of aggression to enrich the oil industry."

Nicholas, in your heart do you really belive that? If it were not Bush would you say that? As Meerkat says, think for yourself.

John Bell
03-17-2003, 11:20 PM
All of our troops...


[ 03-17-2003, 11:22 PM: Message edited by: John Bell ]

ken mcclure
03-17-2003, 11:24 PM
Our flag went up yesterday (Sunday). When I got back from Baltimore, I put the flag up (it's a big one, too!) right over the front door.

Neither I nor my wife are in favor of war, but we both support, respect and thank the troops - ours and other countries' - who are over there in the middle of it.

The flag will stay up at least until this is all over.

John Bell
03-17-2003, 11:40 PM
Originally posted by John Bell:
All of our troops...

http://jmbell.home.mindspring.com/images/wbf/spain.gifI like the way this looks.

Paul Scheuer
03-18-2003, 12:17 AM

Joe (SoCal)
03-18-2003, 07:18 AM
Truth be told this morning got up brought the flag of Ireland down and raised the American flag. I may be agents this administrations foreign policy but I'm not agents America.

Greg H
03-18-2003, 07:51 AM
I fly this one, to show support for the constitutional republic we should be, and those that lay their lives on the line to protect it, both military and civilian, abroad and at home, where the next fight lies.

When the userpers are gone, and the Government returns to the hands of the people. When the 50 star flag becomes more than a brand name or a trademark and is no longer used to devide the population in to right thinkers and those to be ignored, when it becomes a symble of unity and reflects the ideals of the founders and not merly those in power, then I may fly it again.


Paul Denison
03-18-2003, 08:38 AM
Greg, you're not talking about the constitutional republic are you?

Greg H
03-18-2003, 09:02 AM
;) It may just be an emotional, pre-coffee rant. I'll review it when I'm feeling (more) rational.
I want the US to be a better place, we have a lot of potential.

Oyvind Snibsoer
03-18-2003, 09:05 AM

03-18-2003, 11:11 AM
Mine has not come down since 911.

03-18-2003, 11:31 AM

03-18-2003, 02:46 PM
What the American Flag Stands For
by Charlotte Aldebron

The American flag stands for the fact that cloth can be very important. It is against the law to let the flag touch the ground or to leave the flag flying when the weather is bad. The flag has to be treated with respect. You can tell just how important this cloth is because when you compare it to people, it gets much better treatment. Nobody cares if a homeless person touches the ground. A homeless person can lie all over the ground all night long without anyone picking him up, folding him neatly and sheltering him from the rain.

School children have to pledge loyalty to this piece of cloth every morning. No one has to pledge loyalty to justice and equality and human decency. No one has to promise that people will get a fair wage, or enough food to eat, or affordable medicine, or clean water, or air free of harmful chemicals. But we all have to promise to love a rectangle of red, white, and blue cloth.

Betsy Ross would be quite surprised to see how successful her creation has become. But Thomas Jefferson would be disappointed to see how little of the flag's real meaning remains.

Charlotte Aldebron, 12, wrote this essay for a competition in her 6th grade English class. She attends Cunningham Middle School in Presque Isle, Maine. Comments may be sent to her mom, Jillian Aldebron: aldebron@ainop.com

Published on Wednesday, April 3, 2002
Common Dreams

Rex Fearnehough
03-18-2003, 03:54 PM
John, thanks for the flags.
Now all that we have to do is unite for a while.
Our soldiers already have.

Ian McColgin
03-18-2003, 04:17 PM
I support our armed forces to the extent that I have worked with the problems of vets returning from a war they came to experience as made more evil than any war anyway because they came to see that we were oppressors, that we were wrong.

I support our fighting men and women in that I will continue as a citizen to do all I can to keep them from being ordered off in a shooting war that we have created.

I also know that at any given moment, this may not feel like much to anyone on the front line. My cousin has reminded me of how demoralizing it was to him to interrogate VC who had a high morale because they saw the US anti-war movment as proof that they would win in the end. Like most West Pointers of his era, my cousin knew that that we were probably wrong and would probably loose. He went to his duty with a very tragic sense of it all.

There was, by the way, nothing half-hearted about his tactical leadership. In battle as in much of life, it is better to give than to recieve.

It hurt when a VC prisoner put it back in his face, but he'd not have had those of us who were protesting the war fall into silence or false support.

We can but do our best.