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Is it appropriate for American fencer Mariel Zagunis to dip the U.S. flag during the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies?

 

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pcarmona

July 26, 2012 - 5:27pm

(7) Dipping the flag. The U.S. Army flag is an organizational
color and is therefore dipped while the U.S. National Anthem, “To
the Color,” or a foreign national anthem is played. The U.S. Army
flag is also dipped when rendering honors to the Chief of Staff of
the U.S. Army, his or her direct representative, or an individual of
higher grade, including a foreign dignitary of equivalent or higher
grade. The U.S. Army flag will not be dipped under any other
circumstances.
4–2. The Army Field flag
a. Authorization. The Army Field flag, approved 12 April

Dgidarakos

November 2, 2012 - 11:30am

The US flas does dip, but only in responce to another ship's dipping of their flag first. - This is from a former US Navy signalman who was VERY WELL versed in honors and ceremonies. Sorry James...

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