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Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Arlington National Cemetery is banned from displaying patriotism

The displaying of the American flag is technically banned at Arlington National Cemetery.

A law meant to block anti-military protests and picketing during Arlington burials was passed in 2006, and an unintended consequence of that act has made it illegal to display anything at the cemetery… even the American flag. Doing so could result in a fine or up to one year in prison.

There are special circumstances, of course, including flag displays that are “part of a funeral, memorial service, or ceremony,” which explains why it’s okay for soldiers to place those tiny flags next to each headstone and marker for Memorial Day and other national holidays and ceremonies.

In all other cases, U.S. code forbids the display of “any placard, banner, flag, or similar device” at the cemetery unless pre-approved by officials.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unintended consequences ALWAYS transpire when a legislative body tries to come up with a law for EVERYTHING! It is so much easier and sooooooooooooo less stressful (and or costly) to make policy than law. Fed, state, local and our BOY DAY could learn a lesson or 100 with this tidbit.

Anonymous said...

Didn't see that one coming, did you, bureaucrats.

Anonymous said...

Didn't see that one coming, did you, bureaucrats.

Anonymous said...

Ocean City's City Fail could learn a lesson or a million too!

Anonymous said...

You can thank the nutjobs at Westboro Baptist Church for this cluster. I figured that out before I read the article, which confirmed it. Read the article before passing judgment on"bureaucrats."

Anonymous said...

This should not ever be allowed anywhere in this country. We need to have required votes now in this country to stop all the harassment and hatred right now. It is our country if you do not like it get out now.

Anonymous said...

Psst, its ALWAYS the bureau-rats fault. Why? They propose/pass laws!