Why is the US Flag Upside Down?
In February 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs reported that 18-22 Veterans commit suicide everyday. Today, according to CNN fact checkers, that number may be as high as 35. The reality is that at least 1 Veteran commits suicide every hour of every day. Forgotten, Not Gone needs your help to save the lives of our family and friends in distress and yours.
The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress:
Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10
As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress
Approved July 7, 1976
(a) 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.
Most individuals who have served in the military service of our nation will (or should) recognize this signal.
As a result of the many traitors and enemies we as a free people have, both foreign and domestic, as a result of the many unconstitutional acts, legislation and atrocities passed and/or committed against US citizens and their life, liberty and property, and as a result of policies that have allowed (and continue to allow) enemies of this nation to enter in large numbers through a porous border policy, we believe the life, liberty and property of US Citizens are in dire danger and distress.