I love my neighborhood. Here I am, walking the dogs this morning bumming about not having a cool July 4-th photo for my daily project and then I see this.
Nothing says America like Uncle Sam riding T-rex with a (stars to the right) American flag, symbolizing that we are never running away, but we are always charging forward.
Confused? Here’s a good explanation from military uniform supplier, Marlow White’s web site, on how the American Flag should be displayed:
“The blue field of stars should always be in the highest position of honor. When viewing the flag on a wall, the highest position of honor is the upper left when displayed horizontally, and at the top (upper left) when displayed vertically. When displayed on a "moving object" like a person or vehicle, the highest position of honor is the front, and not the rear; so the field of blue should be displayed to the front.
For flag patches worn on uniforms, the same principle applies: the blue star field always faces towards the front, with the red and white stripes behind. Think of the flag, not as a patch, but as a loose flag attached to the Soldier's arm like a flag pole. As the Soldier moves forward, the red and white stripes will flow to the back.
As the proponent for standardization and authorization of heraldry items within the Department of Defense, the Institute of Heraldry addresses the apparent oddity of the reverse flag patch by stating: When worn on the right sleeve, it is considered proper to reverse the design so that the union is at the observer's right to suggest that the flag is flying in the breeze as the wearer moves forward."
The same is true for flags displayed on airplanes or vehicles.
The jury is still out whether T-rex is considered a moving object or not, but the intention is definitely felt! Our neighborhood rocks. T-rex never disappoints me.
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