BY Jack Davis, The Western JournalMay 17, 2023
1 year ago
BY 
 | May 17, 2023
1 year ago

Something Odd Reportedly Happened to American Flag Flying Outside of the US Capitol

The symbol of distress appeared Tuesday outside the U.S. Capitol, with some calling it an apt image of the state of the nation.

A social media flurry took place Tuesday after images circulated of the flag flying upside down outside the U.S. Capitol.


The flag code addresses the subject.

“The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property,” it reads.

Some reported that a hardware malfunction was to blame.

Earlier this month, a proclamation from President Joe Biden said flags should be flown at half-staff Monday marking Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Last year, according to People, upside-down American flags became protest symbols.

Some protesters marched with upside-down American flags in protests after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion legal everywhere in America.

Demonstrators on the other end of the political spectrum used the upside-down U.S. flag in a wave of protests that followed the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.

[firefly_poll]

Sometimes, an upside-down flag is just a mistake.

In 2021, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appealed for mercy on behalf of a state worker who hung the flag upside down in front of the state capitol, according to Metro News.

“It was this gentleman’s first time hanging the flag and he was switching it out at midday because the old flag was becoming tattered and worn,” Justice said, responding to social media concerns.

The man wanted a new flag “to fly high over this wonderful Capitol so that we can appropriately honor our country," he said.

“We don’t need to humiliate or throw stones. We all make mistakes,” Justice said then.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Written by: Jack Davis, The Western Journal

NATIONAL NEWS

SEE ALL

Louisville Legal System Clears Pro Golfer Scottie Scheffler Of All Charges

In a dramatic turn of events, charges against professional golfer Scottie Scheffler were dropped by a Louisville judge. A Louisville judge dismissed all charges against…
2 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Former MSNBC Host Criticizes Biden After $320M Gaza Pier Collapse: 'A Total Disaster'

In a significant setback, a $320 million pier financed by the Biden administration intended to facilitate aid into Gaza has deteriorated just days after its…
2 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Two Detained In Germany For Alleged Synagogue Knife Plot

German police have detained two individuals accused of planning a deadly assault on a synagogue congregation. In Heidelberg, two men planned a knife attack on…
2 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

Setback For DA Fani Willis In High-Profile Trump Case

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis faced a setback in former President Donald Trump's election interference case when the judge agreed to proceedings expected to…
2 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

'The View' Hosts Quickly Confirm John Grisham's Comment On SCOTUS Is Fictional

In a recent episode of ABC's The View, the hosts clarified Grisham's remarks, which had involved fictional scenarios about targeting Supreme Court justices. The co-hosts…
5 hours ago
 • By Staff Writers

DON'T WAIT.

We publish the objective news, period. If you want the facts, then sign up below and join our movement for objective news:

    LATEST NEWS

    Newsletter

    Get news from American Digest in your inbox.

      By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: American Digest, 3000 S. Hulen Street, Ste 124 #1064, Fort Worth, TX, 76109, US, http://americandigest.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact.
      Christian News Alerts is a conservative Christian publication. Share our articles to help spread the word.
      © 2024 - CHRISTIAN NEWS ALERTS - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
      magnifier