On Monday, the Sun-Gazette published a photo of Rep. Garth Everett presenting Sen. E. Eugene Yaw with a citation on behalf of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives at the Israel Bonds dinner held at the Community Arts Center. Did anyone seeing that photo notice something was wrong with the positions of the American and State Flags? Apparently, no one at the Israel Bonds dinner did either.
When displaying the American Flag, one should be guided by the tenants of the United States Flag Code. Paragraph (k), under Section 7 (Position and Manner of Display), directs that the American Flag should be displayed in the position of honor at the speaker's right as he faces the audience. Any other flag should be placed to the left of the speaker or to the right of the audience.
That is consistent with the "position of honor" Old Glory always holds when displayed with other flags in many other circumstances, such as from a front porch, among a group of flag poles, in a parade, etc.
I assume that none of the attendees at the dinner had anything to do with the placement of the flags. Most likely, that was the responsibility of the CAC staff. What is curious is that no one in attendance apparently brought it to their attention.
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