Is this an etiquette violation?

Discussion in 'Other US Flag Etiquette' started by spinny, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. spinny

    spinny New Member

    Link to instagram video: Instagram
    Apparently the flag is being used as a dance prop...
  2. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

    Hello, spinny, and welcome to the USA-FLAG-Site Forum!

    It looks like it's more of a Taekwondo Tournament or Competition demonstration than a "dance". But it's difficult to tell based on what little is shown in the short little video clip.

    In my opinion, I would "guess" that it is "OK". I say that only because it looks to me to be somewhat similar to the galloping "Parade of Flags" that you see at the beginning of some rodeos, where a number of riders (on horses) each carrying a U.S. Flag on a staff go racing around the perimiter of the arena before the official presentation of the "Colors" and the playing of the National Anthem before the start of that day's/evening's events.

    That's just MY personal opinion, of course. I don't remember reading anything in the U.S. Flag Code that would prohibit it, as long as it's done with respect.

    READ the U.S. FLAG CODE :

    I hope this helps!

    Thank You for bringing your Flag-related question to our Forum!

    Robin Hickman
    ("Your Friendly Neighborhood Flag Man")
    Eugene, Oregon, USA.

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