Flags flown on campus with lack of regulations

By Kyle Rougeau
November 19, 2004

Staff Photographer

The American flag is a symbol of respect and pride for this country. However, the flags here on Cabrini’s campus have failed to be maintained properly, according to the rules and regulations that are intended for public flag display.

At present, there are only two flags that are out in the open for public display: One is in front of Grace Hall and the other is placed in front of the Mansion.

Both flags are flown 24 hours a day. This may seem respectful, but the manner in which they are flown is the reason why they are nothing less than a public display for a lack of respect for our country and the troops over seas.

The flag flown in front of Grace Hall is guilty of not being properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. Actually, during these hours of darkness the flag is left hanging with no light. The rules and regulations for public display for a flag states that if a flag is not drawn down at sunset when placed on a building or stationary flagstaff it must be properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

According to Howard Holden, the director of facilities, the flag in front of Grace Hall use to be taken up and down at the proper hours, but unfortunately the mechanism used to lower and raise the flag was vandalized. However, the flag was vandalized last year leaving the flag in disregard for almost over a year now and no attempts to improve the problem have been made during this time as well.

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