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posted: 9/24/2012 5:00 AM

Flag protocol: Field of stars should be in top left corner

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I have attended the Palatine October Fest the past few years sponsored by the Rotary club and each year I have noticed that the American flag is not displayed correctly -- the one in the back of the stage and the one when you enter the main tent.

I have pointed this out to people who are working at the fest and they see nothing wrong. The correct way to display the flag is -- no matter how you display the flag vertically or horizontally -- the union (the blue section with the stars) should always be in the top left corner as you are looking at it, not backward as they had it.

Michael Cartwright

Palatine

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