AHH I cannot stand this! - Page 5




 
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October 31st, 2004  
cullion
 
 
I never quite understood the problem with burnign the flag. "Oh, God, no! They're disposing the flag in the proper Patriotic way! Those bastards!"
October 31st, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
Burning the flag is a symbol of hatred towards the very principals and notions that your country stands for.
October 31st, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Im not saying they are trying to disrespect the uniform, im just saying that apart from being illegal, how can that same "Proud" Ex-Marine father allow him to wear it as acostume?
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October 31st, 2004  
rotc boy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHERMAN
Burning the flag is a symbol of hatred towards the very principals and notions that your country stands for.
true, but not when its being disposed of when its old and tattered
October 31st, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by rotc boy
Quote:
Originally Posted by SHERMAN
Burning the flag is a symbol of hatred towards the very principals and notions that your country stands for.
true, but not when its being disposed of when its old and tattered
Thats when Proper authorities get rid of it
October 31st, 2004  
Sea_Cadet
 
It is not illegal for immature teens to dress up in military garb, you can do what you want as long as you do not impersonate a member of the Armed Services.

Calm down or you won't recieve any pie or beer at the harvest festival.
October 31st, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Time
It is not illegal for immature teens to dress up in military garb, you can do what you want as long as you do not impersonate a member of the Armed Services.

Calm down or you won't recieve any pie or beer at the harvest festival.

It is illegal to wear the actual uniform as a costume and thats it
November 1st, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by drilldownmaster2004
Quote:
Originally Posted by Time
It is not illegal for immature teens to dress up in military garb, you can do what you want as long as you do not impersonate a member of the Armed Services.

Calm down or you won't recieve any pie or beer at the harvest festival.

It is illegal to wear the actual uniform as a costume and thats it
Will you find me that law? Really seriously, if you are going to be that hell bent, its good to see a quoted law with a link.

I'm not saying that you are wrong, just saying that I'm interested to see proof.


I don't have a problem with people wearing it. I don't see it as a disgrace to the uniform, I see it as a symbol of pride and respect. Now, you go 4-wheelin or paintballin in that same uniform, thats a different story. But it's Halloween, the whole Idea is to dress up as something that you aren't, and you don't have to be ashamed of it. I've dressed up as Dorothy before, but I sure as heck didn't go up in a tornado and walk the Yellowbrick Road (Altho that does sound kinda fun, but tiring), and I'm not meaning to sound like I"m poking fun, I'm just backing up my point.

YMMV.
November 1st, 2004  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
I actually did a search on google and found exactly what i need
http://usmilitary.about.com/od/theor...niformwear.htm
November 1st, 2004  
>*CrAzY*<
 
 
Thank you, this is exactly what I wanted to see.

Quote:
Originally Posted by 10 USC, Subtitle A, Part II, Chapter 45, Sections 771 and 772.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Section 771
Except as otherwise provided by law, no person except a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, as the case may be, may wear -

(1) the uniform, or a distinctive part of the uniform, of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps; or

(2) a uniform any part of which is similar to a distinctive part of the uniform of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps
Quote:
Originally Posted by Section 772
a) A member of the Army National Guard or the Air National Guard may wear the uniform prescribed for the Army National Guard or the Air National Guard, as the case may be.

(b) A member of the Naval Militia may wear the uniform prescribed for the Naval Militia.

(c) A retired officer of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may bear the title and wear the uniform of his retired grade.

(d) A person who is discharged honorably or under honorable conditions from the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may wear his uniform while going from the place of discharge to his home, within three months after his discharge.

(e) A person not on active duty who served honorably in time of war in the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps may bear the title, and, when authorized by regulations prescribed by the President, wear the uniform, of the highest grade held by him during that war.

(f) While portraying a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, an actor in a theatrical or motion-picture production may wear the uniform of that armed force if the portrayal does not tend to discredit that armed force.

(g) An officer or resident of a veterans' home administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs may wear such uniform as the Secretary of the military department concerned may prescribe.

(h) While attending a course of military instruction conducted by the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, a civilian may wear the uniform prescribed by that armed force if the wear of such uniform is specifically authorized under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the military department concerned.

(i) Under such regulations as the Secretary of the Air Force may prescribe, a citizen of a foreign country who graduates from an Air Force school may wear the appropriate aviation badges of the Air Force.

(j) A person in any of the following categories may wear the uniform prescribed for that category:

(1) Members of the Boy Scouts of America.

(2) Members of any other organization designated by the Secretary of a military department
The article goes on to ponder whether Halloween is considered a theatrical production or not.

Very good article Drilldown.