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  • Pacemaker
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    There is a similar conversation string at the 2010 Publicity & Media Watch for Wildcat and the black ribbon was also suggested. I believe that the black ribbon is a great solution.

    Pacemaker
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    @jdr6453 wrote:

    Well, when the event falls on the 11th we could do this. Or just do it every year.

    Some flags, like the ones commonly seen in school classrooms or on houses, are fixed in a certain position on their poles. How does one handle the sticky situation of a flag that physically can’t be flown at half-staff? The United States Code doesn’t cover this conundrum, but the American Legion advocates adding a black ribbon to the top of the flag’s pole to indicate mourning.

    @Chris wrote:

    I like this solution a lot. Very simple, respectful and no one has to hire an engineer to modify their flag pole to account for a half mast requirement.

    I also like this solution. As for the American Legion guidelines, this is what I have found.

    “For flags that can’t be lowered, such as those on many homes, the American Legion says that attaching a black ribbon or streamer to the top of the flag is an acceptable alternative. The ribbon should be the same width as a stripe on the flag and the same length as the flag.”

    This idea / solution should be considered by the FOT48 committee for implementation when the hike falls on the 11th.

    Pacemaker
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    We did have a great time and that gondola ride to the summit is the way to go in style. Kristen had a good time and said she is looking forward to next year and she will “hike” a mt next year for FOT48. Now I need to figure out what one to do with her because more than likely it will be the only 4k she will hike next year so I need to pick a good one. Something short milage, “easy”, and has a view…thinking Jackson might be a good option? We will see what happens between now and then.

    Pacemaker
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    Great job and congratulations to you and the kids. We could see your flag from Wildcat D.

    Pacemaker
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    We could see the flag on Isolation from Wildcat D and I can also confirm the flag on top of Mt Washington. Washington was a bit difficult to pick out with all the other junk on the summit but we did pick it out from time to time. The flag on Isolation was impressive from our vantage point.

    As for Wildcat, my daughters hit that summit after the flag was removed, but did talk with a few folks along the trail about the flag on the summit.

    Pacemaker
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    Not always does the event of FOT48 fall on the exact date of 9/11, so the half mast question might be limited to the specific date.

    I believe that the event of FOT48 is multi purpose; in that it illustrates the unity, determination, and strength that a diverse group of people can come together for a common cause. This cause (FOT48) is to honor the history of that day, the people that were killed, but I also believe that it also honors the men and woman around the world who are serving and protecting our country. These service men and women provide us with the freedom to carry a flag and a pole to the summit of a mountain and raise it high so that every one can see that we are still proud, free, united, and strong.

    The events of 9/11/2001 were tragic and devastating to this country however I believe the (FOT48) event now serves as an event to demonstrate our strength and pride in our country so in that vane the flags should be flying high and proud.

    :flag:

    My 2 cents.

    Pacemaker
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    From Wildcat D we could see your flag, but at times it was flying straigh in our direction so we were looking at the end of the flag,…still looked GREAT!

    Pacemaker
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    in reply to: Mount Hale 2010 #54660

    Very good job, Hale was my 1st FOT48 summit in 2008.

    Pacemaker
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    in reply to: Passaconaway #54686

    Congrats Jason, glad to see you did get some wind for the flag.

    Pacemaker
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    I believe it was the Hike-NH forum, if it wasn’t, it was one of the guys from work was talking about it. I work at TURBOCAM and I guess he knows the guys go got this started…or something like that.

    Pacemaker
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    We could see the summit flag from Wildcat D with binoculars, but the flags going up the ridge are a touch of CLASS!!!! Very impressive.

    Pacemaker
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    Very cool zoom pictures. We tried a few thru the binoculars but I have not see the pics yet, so it will be interesting to see what they look like.

    Pacemaker
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    in reply to: I need to bow out #54610

    Sorry for your loss and I pray that you and your family will find strength and comfort in God during this difficult time.

    Pacemaker
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    in reply to: Wildcat D #54562

    Scooby Doo,

    I will have a complete rig set (just in case) including a flag pole with me on Saturday. The flag pole that I am planning to use is an extending fiberglass pole saw that extends to about 12 – 14 feet.

    My wife and I will plan to be at the ticket office between 10:30 – 10:45 and will also be taking the gondola up. My daughters and one of their boyfriends will be hiking up the ridge trail and meet us at the summit, so there will be extra hands. I had sent you an email just a bit ago and hope to hear from you…if not see you there. :flag:

    Looking forward to this one.

    Thanks,
    Scott

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