Did you know that?

Article of The Daily Herald of Sint-Maarten http://www.thedailyherald.com/index.php/islands/1-islands-news/39369-sarah-countrys-flag-a-unifier-public-urged-to-celebrate-flag-day.html

“PHILIPSBURG–“A flag is a unifier. It represents a group, a nation, a people. It is a call to unite around a common purpose. This is our flag. It is a symbol that represents us,” Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams said Thursday, as she urged residents to start displaying the country’s flag on homes and businesses ahead of Flag Day on June 13.

The flag is one of the country’s most important symbols and should be given all the respect it deserves. “The St. Maarten flag should be held in the highest esteem, as it represents the St. Maarten Nation and those who gave their lives for St. Maarten,” she said in a press statement.

The law regulating the use of the St. Maarten Flag was established on June 13, 1985, by Island Decree and became effective on November 11 of that same year.

Based on that decree, the flag should only be flown from sunrise to sunset. It should be raised briskly in the morning and slowly in the evening. The flag should not be flown at night, where there is no light. It should not be flown in the rain or in inclement weather and should never touch the ground.

When a flag is old or worn out or damaged, it should be retired, and old flags should be burned or buried, but never thrown in the trash, according to the decree.”

Did you know it? I personally just discovered it.


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