So I went to [url “http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States”]http://en.wikipedia.org/…of_the_United_States[/url] to check out my information. It states the correct placing of the flag as I did above. The only picture shown there with the flag backwards is the famous one taken at the moon landing where supposedly the breeze is blowing the flag out to the left. You can probably figure out that I have serious concerns about that picture. BUT I am thinking that that picture was the first time a backwards flag was shown to the public. Of course the moon landing itself is another issue.
I continued on to wikipedia’s Wall of Shame page and found the following, which confirms my belief:
Seems like even in the birthplace of U.S. History, not 100 yards from the location of the “shot heard round the world”, the local Historic Society still doesn’t know how to hang the flag.
Submitted the 4th of July, 2010, by “the faithful citizens of Lexington MA.”
“When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window, the flag should be displayed in the same way, with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.” (Flag Code, Section 7i)
What does this backwards hanging of the flag mean? And why doesn’t anyone seem to care?