The sky just opened up quite suddenly on my block, and let loose a torrent of rain — and it happened too fast for the proud displayers of the red, white and blue to get out and take them down. Which is actually what you’re supposed to do, according to the United States Flag Code — even if it is Flag Day. Or maybe especially if it is Flag Day.
With the chance of rain at 50 percent all day, it’s a hard one for patriots. Looks like the only safe time to fly it, in Montclair at any rate is, 2 p.m.
Are you flying a flag today? And if you set one out before leaving for work in the city, are you concerned about breaking flag day protocol by letting it fly in the rain?