This is why a flag on the LEFT shoulder, or left side of any moving vessel should have the union forward (Stars on the LEFT).
This doesn’t make sense to you?
When places a flag Decal on a moving object, the Blue Field should face forward. This simulates the way the flag would look to you if you were actually viewing the flag from that side, and the flag was being carried forward.
If the flag or decal is on the left side of a vehicle or person, Union goes upper left. If it’s on the right side, union goes upper right. Just like a real flag would look from that perspective.
Why would someone care?
Well why should a person care about any tradition or honor? Why should we wear white at weddings, or business suits, or ties, or why should a certain manner of dress be more appropriate than another?? Why say please or thank you, they’re only words. What’s wrong with cussing in front of kids. It doesn’t hurt anything. . .
There are certain ways to do things. There is proper ettiquette for most things, and this includes display of a flag. If you would like to do things the right way, then this is how you should do it. If you don’t care, then don’t worry about it. But don’t mock those that do care.
It’s a pretty big deal to me. If someone wants to display a flag, but they’re doing it wrong, I will politely explain what’s proper to them. Several times I’ve noticed flags hanging backwards in store windows and have stopped there solely to explain what is wrong about it. I’m very polite about it, and everyone is very greatful for the explanation. Most people simply don’t know.
However, if someone wants to intentionally display the flag in an improper manner, or burn it, or spit on it, or whatever. Well I support their right to do so. I’m only talking about people who would like to do things the proper, accepted way.