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Originally posted by kyviecaldges
Originally posted by longlostbrother
reply to post by kyviecaldges
Read it. IT says NOTHING about Fringes only being on military flags.
Yes it does.
I linked the original appendix from the executive order and it states that yellow is one of the official colors for the flag and it is used for fringe when needed.
That is why I told you to scroll to the bottom and read the editorial note.
Editorial note: The attachment detailing the proportions of the constituent parts of the flag, which was attached to and made a part of Executive Order 10834, is printed in 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 368.
link to source
And again the link to the original hand drawn appendix made a part of Executive Order 10834, is printed in 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 368.
You are wrong.
You are wrongity wrong in the wrongest possible way and being beat over the head with the wrong stick.edit on 23/7/2012 by kyviecaldges because: (no reason given)
Records of the Department of the Army indicate that fringe was used on the National flag as early as 1835 and its official use by the Army dates from 1895. There is no record of an Act of Congress or Executive Order which either prescribes or prohibits the addition of fringe, nor is there any indication that any symbolism was ever associated with it. The use of fringe is optional with the person or organization displaying the flag.
FLAG Martial Law; "Pursuant to 4 U.S.C. chapter 1, §§1, 2, & 3;Executive Order 10834, August 21, 1959; 24 F.R.6865; a military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a YELLOW FRINGE border on three sides. "
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I noticed during Ford's funeral that the U.S. flag being carried in his procession had gold fringe. I've only seen this on flags being carried or on flags that are indoors (e.g., in courtrooms). I was curious about the fringe, and a quick search turned up the answer - 1) it's decorative, and, 2) per an Executive Order issued by Eisenhower, it's the military flag.
Records indicate that fringe was first used on the flag as early as 1835. It was not until 1895 that it was officially added to the national flag for all regiments of the Army. For civilian use, fringe is not required as an integral part of the flag, nor can its use be said to constitute an unauthorized addition to the design prescribed by statute. It is considered that fringe is used as an honorable enrichment only. (Military tradition)
"A military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a Yellow Fringe border on three sides." is from Executive Order No.10834.