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A Few Questions on The World Flag (Article 24)

I want to preface this by saying I wholeheartedly support citizens getting involved and submitting petitions. I love seeing people active in the community and in local politics. Sometimes when an article comes up and there is not a lot of conversation, I am not always sure about the implications or different sides but I like seeing both sides before feeling confident with a well thought out opinion.

That being said, I have a few questions on Article 24:

"That the voters of Westford adopt this World Flag and show their support for the flying of the World Flag at the Crisafulli School and on Earth Day on the Westford Common.

Or act in relation thereto."
http://westfordma.gov/pages/government/westfordma_townmeeting/documents/2014atm/2014_ATM_WARRANT%20S...


I had originally been told that this was about flying a flag on the town common for one day during events related to Earth Day.  I thought that was a creative way to attract attention towards the activities on the common for Earth Day and I like creative so it sounded fine to me. When I read the article and looked into it, a few questions came to mind.  I was wondering what others thought or understood.

1. Is it suppoed to fly EVERY day at the Crisafulli School on the flag pole like the POW flag or commonwealth flag, is this a one time thing for Earth Day, or is it a daily flag displayed in a hall or cafeteria...?

2. It appears as though the flag is patented.  Do I owe someone money for using it here and what the implications for anyone else in the world trying to use it?

3. What is the image on the flag below the Christmas tree?

Looking forward to finding out how this and other articles play out next weekend.






Randy Winslow March 13, 2014 at 08:34 PM
3. The image below the "Christmas" tree is a shroom, I believe.
Terry M. March 13, 2014 at 08:37 PM
This page says it is a mushroom http://sealoearth.org/news.html
Cori Ryan March 14, 2014 at 12:32 AM
Ah! Mystery solved. Thanks :)
Terry M. March 20, 2014 at 02:58 PM
So what do people think... should this flag replace the POW/MIA flag on the Town Common on Earth Day? Oh yeah, also EVERYDAY at the Crisafulli School? It cannot replace the American flag at the school, United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1, Section 6g says the US flag is to be flown at every school. I have yet to find the copyright document of the flag. United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1, Section 8i says "Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown."

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