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Jul 18, 2018 07:25:40   #
nimbushopper (a regular here)
 

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Jul 18, 2018 07:30:49   #
rlaugh (a regular here)
 
It appears that is a picture of our flag, and not an actual flag, so I don't believe any desecration involved, but just some respect for the flag and the vets!

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Jul 18, 2018 07:31:55   #
wkillham
 
It’s not a flag, it’s a picture of a flag. Big difference.

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Jul 18, 2018 07:53:22   #
SpyderJan (a regular here)
 
Thanks Bill. There seem to be a lot of differing emotions inspired by your post. True, this is a picture of a flag, and not an actual flag, but I have seen American flags that were unit flags in Afghanistan, sent back "signed" by American soldiers as a gift for an American VFW or Legion post that supported them. Whether you believe that signing a flag is a desecration or not, if anyone has the right to sign a flag, it is a Veteran who has fought for that flag.

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Jul 18, 2018 07:56:34   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
Irvingite Charles wrote:



Thanks for looking Charles!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:00:48   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
rlaugh wrote:
It appears that is a picture of our flag, and not an actual flag, so I don't believe any desecration involved, but just some respect for the flag and the vets!


It sure looks like a real flag when you're standing there Bob!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:04:57   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
dustywing wrote:
At first I didn't know flag desecration or not? Then I thought if other can walk on, burn it and the NFL can be a bunch of babies. What better and who better than VETERANS to say HELL YES that's my flag and country. That's a lot of veteran that have went to that clinic. And God Bless the clinic for there support and GOD BLESS AMERICA.


dustywing, I agree and have signed it muself! Eye Q is one of the biggest and best eye care centers in Fresno!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:06:42   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
angler wrote:
Good one Bill.


Thank you Jim! Much appreciated!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:08:34   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
fourg1b2006 wrote:
Wow...that's a lot of signatures.


It sure is Marty! Thanks for stopping by!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:14:33   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
Stephan G wrote:
"Veteran" is not a permission slip. Nor is it a deed. By the virtue of your being a human being you do have the right not to be subservient to any liege, be it symbol or another person. There are many who proclaim patriotism loudly. But the real patriot does not expect any return for his/her service. Glad you served. Sad that you have not learned. I, too, am a veteran.

The photo is not of a flag, but rather of a depiction of the America flag. The photo is well done.


It's always nice to see a new visitor!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:18:41   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
wormtownspawn wrote:
No one has the authority to sign the United States flag.. Writing on the American flag is clearly a desecration of the flag no matter how well intended. For all intents and purposes any flag given as a gift has already been signed--by the hundreds of thousands of soldiers and citizens who have given their lives and their very futures for it, beginning with the American revolution and continuing to this very day in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.

we can't adjust our values , just because they make us feel good. doing the right thing is often more difficult than closing our eyes.
No one has the authority to sign the United States... (show quote)


Thanks for commenting wormtownspawn! It's always nice to see a new visitor!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:23:02   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
traderjohn wrote:
"doing the right thing is often more difficult than closing our eyes." I'm guessing you are referring to "taking a knee" If that is considered a grand gesture what is it that do after taking this action? How and in what way are they involved in the remedy for their concerns? What do they do in the community to ensure success? Are there any programs they have a personal involvement in?


Thanks for commenting traderjohn! It's always nice to see a new visitor!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:25:47   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
nimbushopper wrote:


Thanks so much Nim! It seems I started something unintended!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:26:46   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
photophile wrote:


Thanks Karin!

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Jul 18, 2018 08:35:51   #
Snap Shot (a regular here)
 
SpyderJan wrote:
Thanks Bill. There seem to be a lot of differing emotions inspired by your post. True, this is a picture of a flag, and not an actual flag, but I have seen American flags that were unit flags in Afghanistan, sent back "signed" by American soldiers as a gift for an American VFW or Legion post that supported them. Whether you believe that signing a flag is a desecration or not, if anyone has the right to sign a flag, it is a Veteran who has fought for that flag.


Thanks Jan! It seems I've started something unintended!

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