“We bow to no one” has been had been ingrained in the American tradition since America was America. That tradition is being debated by the U.S. Olympic officials as of this moment as they discuss whether or not they should dip the American flag at the London Olympic opening ceremony. Doing so is a clear violation of U.S. flag etiquette.
According to a FOX Radio News article:
Scott Blackmun, the CEO of the United States Olympic Committee, told Reuters they were discussing the matter internally.
“We’ve talked about that a little bit and you never know what is going to happen,” Blackmun told the news agency.
But later a spokesman for the USOC sent Fox News a statement Blackmun’s comments and calling the Reuter’s report “not accurate.”
“We have made an official recommendation to the athlete, not to dip the flag,” the spokesperson told Fox News. “We have also spoken to the athlete advisory committee and they are in agreement.”
“We have traditions, Britain has traditions, everybody has traditions,” Blackmun said in remarks covered by Reuters. “It is not an issue that we see as a big issue.”
But Mike Buss, deputy director of the American Legion, said it is a very big issue. “No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States,” he said reading from the U.S. Flag Code. “The flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.”
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