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    I need some help from some veterans. A drunk driver slammed into and knocked over a granite pillar with a memorial plaque on it. It is in a rotary on a piece of grass with a flag pole on it.This is on property we take care of. We are in the process of resetting the stone. My question is which way should the plaque be facing? Should it be set so when you are looking at the plaque the flag pole is behind it so you can see the plaque and flag pole when it is saluted. or the flag pole beheind you when you look at plaque. Just wanting to do it right with respect. BTW the memorial is for L CPL. George Francis Adams USMC from Worcester Ma. KIA on Mar.18 1968 in Vietnam. I am not a vet but this is just my way of saying thanks to all the vets. Thanks , Jim
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    The flag should be behind the stone so that you can read it and salute the flag after you are done.

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    Try this link for flag protocol.

    http://www.afa.org/members/uscode.asp

    There is no mention in any official document that IU could find of orientation of the flag in relation to a monument. However the flag is usually displayed to the viewer's left, the flag's right. I think the proper placement is for the flag to be on the left as you view the monument.

    Thanks for taking care of his monument,
    Lcpl Terry Moseley USMC 1985-1989
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    Thanks for the help,and thanks for your service. The monument will be back up tomorrow. Kinda sucks this drunk took it out 2 weeks before Memorial day. On an ironic note this marine's brother was wounded on March 18 1966 and he was killed 2 years to the day later. Jim
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