Flags of 2 Nations During War

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Flag Discussion' started by EmailPoster, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. EmailPoster

    EmailPoster New Member

    Your website states:...
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  2. sarahw

    sarahw Guest


    Good question, and I don't actually have a reference for the answer. I would guess, however, that in time of war you would only be permitted to display the flag or flags of the nation or nation the United States (or any other nation, for that matter) was fighting against on a lower flag pole.

    It's always appropriate to have all the flags on the same sized poles, and I can't imagine it happens regularly that one nation is slighted because they are at war with another. I'm thinking for example of the flags at the United Nations; they certainly aren't going to make one flag pole shorter or keep from raising one flag all the way to the top just because some nations are at war.

    Even if you don't get into the argument about what defines a war--any armed conflict? a formal declaration? does the "war on terror" count?--it seems to me like it's just good manners and won't get you in trouble if you keep all the national flags flying on the same sized poles, no matter who is fighting whom.


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