Hallmark’s latest film, “Roadhouse Romance,” has just aired for the first time. And while most viewers say they really enjoyed the movie, a few are reporting a possible filming error. They say the American flag in “Roadhouse Romance” hung back.
Viewers say the American flag was hanging the wrong way round
Some viewers say the American flag was hung upside down during parts of the film. Here is a screenshot that was shared in a public Hallmark Facebook group where viewers were discussing the film.
A promotional photo from the film, shared at the start of this article, showed the same setup for the American flag.
People on Hallmark’s official Facebook page also raised the observation. While the Hallmark Facebook page responded to a few questions about the film, the account did not respond to questions about how the flag was displayed. Here are some screenshots from people who have mentioned the problem with the flag.
One person wrote: “There is no one on your production team who knows the flag etiquette. The stars belong in the upper LEFT corner. “
Another person was particularly upset that this had happened in a film that aired on September 11 and asked if it was “major for America”. But another replied, “Don’t be ridiculous.
Another person wrote: “Love this movie so far !! ❤️ The only problem is that the American flag hangs behind the stage of the Tucker’s Roadhouse, the Union must be on the left when you look at it.
Another person replied, “My only complaint is the placement of the flag on the stage at Tucker’s. When displaying the American flag, the blue stars should always be suspended at the top left. “
The problem was also seen on Twitter.
The flag label indicates that the stars must hang on the left
According to the National Flag Foundation, on a wall display: “When you hang the flag against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the union of the flag (stars) must be at the top, to the right of the flag and to the left of the observer. “
So, according to this statement, it looks like viewers were right and the flag was hanging in the wrong direction. The National Flag Foundation has a photo showing how the flag should appear.
Interestingly, if the flag hangs over a street the stars should be “north or east” and if the flag hangs over a sidewalk the stars should be “the most away from the building, ”according to the National Flag Foundation.
USHistory.org noted: “When displayed horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union must be the highest and to the right of the flag, ie to the left of the observer. When displayed in a window, it should be displayed in the same way, i.e. with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street. When festoons, rosettes or drapes are desired, blue, white and red streamers should be used, but never the flag.
The Chamber of Commerce noted: “When the flag is displayed against a wall, vertically or horizontally, the union of the flag (stars) must be at the top, to the right of the flag and to the left of the observer. “
The Chamber of Commerce also noted: “The flag should not be used as drapery, or to cover a desk with loudspeakers, to drape a platform or for any decoration in general… The flag should never be used for advertising purposes. It must not be embroidered, printed or otherwise imprinted on items such as cushions, handkerchiefs, towels, boxes or any other object intended to be discarded after temporary use… The flag must not be used in the frame a sports suit or uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, firefighters, police officers and members of patriotic organizations.
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