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posted: 10/19/2012 5:00 AM

Flags on uniforms often incorrect

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Lately you have published several letters concerning flag etiquette. I, too, have become somewhat obsessive about something I just verified for myself concerning the placement of an American flag on a uniform sleeve, or a moving object such as a truck or an airplane.

The field of blue should be on the left only when appearing on the left shoulder or as observed on the left (driver's side) of a vehicle.

When applied to the right shoulder or side of a vehicle the field of blue should be on the right to symbolize the blue field leading the way as into battle or leading a parade.

It's true -- look it up. I see so many violations of this regulation on police and firefighters and also Boy Scout uniforms. It's all I can do to restrain myself from saying something inconsiderate and being told to mind my own business.

Thank you for giving me this forum.

Judy Kucz

Hoffman Estates

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