Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Theme Day...Upside Down

I took this picture many, many years ago.  I was at the post office on a Saturday just before they closed at noon and noticed that the flag was upside down. I mentioned it to the clerk and she said they had been informed of that several times already. I guess they didn't want to take the time to fix it so just left it that way all morning until they closed at noon. This would have been in the late 1990's if I remember right. It was on film and I scanned it to post today. It took me a while to find this photo. I almost gave up.

15 comments:

Kathy said...

Interesting that they continued to let it fly. I'm impressed that you dug it out from so long ago to share with us!

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmmm. I'm surprised no one fixed it! Sure is a perfect photo for the July theme, though.

Dennis W said...

an upside down flag is used as a distress signal.

Sharon Anck said...

I'm glad you found this photo. It's perfect for the theme even if it's rather distressful that the post office left it this way all morning.

Kate said...

I'm glad that you found the image. I'm also glad that Dennis W. interpreted the meaning for us. . . never knew that it was a distress signal. I am distressed that the local post office had so little regard for the flag, tho.

Lowell said...

Great theme day shot! Thanks for taking the time to find it. I wonder if any of the people working at the post office back then are still working there today?

Catalyst said...

Strange that they didn't right it after being told of the error. Unless they really were in distress. I've heard some distressed patrons in that post office from time to time!

RedPat said...

I'm totally surprised that they didn't fix it! Good one for the theme!

Tanya Breese said...

recently i passed a business with their flag upside down and didn't know if it was a mistake or what...i didn't have my camera at the time but was thinking that it would have been perfect to use today...how funny, there was almost 2 upside down flags!

Lynette said...

What a story and the photo to go with it! I'm glad you found it so that you could use it as your Theme Day post. Wow!

Randy said...

Nice find.

Julie said...

I should think that it is an offence to fly your national flag uposide-down. Glad you hunted around for it though.

LOLfromPasa said...

Now that is something I have never seen. You prove that it can happen. Super theme day photo.

William Kendall said...

I wouldn't have known it to be a distress signal.

DeltaCubed said...

4 U.S. Code § 8 - Respect for flag

No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of
America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.
Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional
flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.

(a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except
as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to
life or property.

source: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/4/8