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Whitesox029
03-04-2009, 12:45 AM
I saw a picture of Jeter in a team USA uniform today, and the American flag sewn on his sleeve was backwards. Is there a reason for this? Am I wrong or isn't that a signal of disrespect? I may be thinking of an upside down flag, but nevertheless, it seems odd.

DSpivack
03-04-2009, 12:51 AM
I saw a picture of Jeter in a team USA uniform today, and the American flag sewn on his sleeve was backwards. Is there a reason for this? Am I wrong or isn't that a signal of disrespect? I may be thinking of an upside down flag, but nevertheless, it seems odd.

I was watching the game [yeah, that bored]. The announcers said it had to with some flag protocol [from, they said, the DoD], stating that when worn on a uniform, the flag should appear as if waving in the wind. Thus, since the flag is on the right sleeve, it appears 'backwards.' I have no idea if that makes any sense, but that's what the [YES Network, I think] announcers said.

Nellie_Fox
03-04-2009, 01:17 AM
If the American Flag is placed on anything that moves, it should always appear to be advancing. Thus a flag placed on a right sleeve, or the right side of a vehicle, will have the "union" in the upper right.

Check out a U.S. Army soldier in his/her camo uniform. The American Flag is on the right sleeve, and the union is to the front, or right side.

Scottiehaswheels
03-04-2009, 02:21 AM
If the American Flag is placed on anything that moves, it should always appear to be advancing. Thus a flag placed on a right sleeve, or the right side of a vehicle, will have the "union" in the upper right.

Check out a U.S. Army soldier in his/her camo uniform. The American Flag is on the right sleeve, and the union is to the front, or right side.
I noticed that on a tanker truck down here the other day and had the same question. Good to know the answer. Thanks!

Madvora
03-04-2009, 08:31 AM
I think having the flag upside down is the sign of disrespect.

Marqhead
03-04-2009, 08:34 AM
I think having the flag upside down is the sign of disrespect.

It's a signal of distress.

anewman35
03-04-2009, 10:08 AM
This is about flags on military uniforms, but I assume all the same info applies:

http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theorderlyroom/f/faqflag.htm

Huisj
03-04-2009, 10:49 AM
If the American Flag is placed on anything that moves, it should always appear to be advancing. Thus a flag placed on a right sleeve, or the right side of a vehicle, will have the "union" in the upper right.

Check out a U.S. Army soldier in his/her camo uniform. The American Flag is on the right sleeve, and the union is to the front, or right side.

They better not get caught in any rundowns on the bases where they might attempt to backpedal.

Whappeh
03-04-2009, 02:14 PM
I think having the flag upside down is the sign of disrespect.


Its not upside down... its like this: http://www.natick.army.mil/about/pao/2007/07-44_files/soldiers2-med.JPG

Madvora
03-04-2009, 02:35 PM
Its not upside down... its like this:
I know, but the original poster mentioned that he thought this was a sign of disrespect. I was commenting on what a sign of disrespect was... which I thought was the upside down flag... I guess I'm wrong about that.

EndemicSox
03-04-2009, 02:40 PM
they better not get caught in any rundowns on the bases where they might attempt to backpedal.
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