By Anna Von Reitz
Every country on Earth has both a martial flag, otherwise known as a "war flag" and a civil flag known as a "peace flag".
They also have a military -- armed forces in charge of the war flag, and a civilian service --civilian government employees in charge of the peace flag.
In this country, "Old Glory", the "Stars and Stripes" is the war flag. And the United States Civil Flag, the one with vertical stripes, is what it says it is--- the peacetime flag of the civil service.
In America, we are served by principle branches of military service: Army, Navy, Air Force, and US Marine Corps, plus other forces, like the National Guard, all of which fly the war flag, the Stars and Stripes, for obvious reasons.
We are also supposed to have a federal civil service and that service is supposed to be flying the United States Civil Flag, a distinctively different version of our flag with vertical stripes-----but isn't. Why not?