Why is the flag patch backwards on US army uniforms?

Why is the flag patch backwards on US army uniforms?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a traditional thing iirc. It's supposed to look like it's waking in the wind.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So why not put it on the other arm and avoid the autism?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because they don’t care about your pointless autism

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They put it on both arms. One of them will be backwards.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Stars gotta point forwards.
    It's right way around on the left side.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Put a flag on a pole and run forward with it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why is the flag patch backwards on US army uniforms?
      So it always appears as if the soldier is advancing forwards.

      This. Imagine that the flag pole is on the right. Then when the soldier is moving forwards the flag flies behind them.

      What a reddit take. It's not a flag on a pole. It's a stationary patch you fucking freakshow retards.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Would you prefer a gold line?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How do you know it's a stationary patch?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it's the flag proceeding forward

        this is also an acceptable answer lmao

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        imagine having an american flag patch at all. that's the real reddit take.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I would bet money you are unironically one of the same people SOVL posting and bitching about a lack of traditions elsewhere.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You destroyed him

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The American Flag in Battle
        Back in the days of the Civil War, flag bearers were common military positions within the greater infantry and cavalry units. As the flag bearers stormed into battle, the American flag would sway behind them with the momentum, making it look like the flag was backwards as it flew.

        https://mybaseguide.com/backwards-flag/

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        agreed. It's stupid keyboard warrior bullshit. If we were smarter with flag design, we wouldn't have to worry about making right flags and left flags.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So it looks right in the mirror, duh

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rent free in your mind.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    America leads the way, that's why.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They'll never admit this, but it's because the Federal Government is illegitimate. The real government of the United States was formed under the Articles of Confederation, and if Federal troops used its flag then they'd violate the laws of war. So instead they sneakily use a reversed US flag instead, which tricks most sheeple.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      What a reddit take. It's not a flag on a pole. It's a stationary patch you fucking freakshow retards.

      imagine having an american flag patch at all. that's the real reddit take.

      Foreign cope, stay mad lol

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      big if true

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why is the flag patch backwards on US army uniforms?
    So it always appears as if the soldier is advancing forwards.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Imagine that the flag pole is on the right. Then when the soldier is moving forwards the flag flies behind them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What if they are standing still though or going the other way.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Always Faithful, Always Forward

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you were moving forward with a flagpole, the flag would be that way.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >its cuz were alwahs moving forward
    lol america is so gay

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    these colors don't cower backwards

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    *advancing*

    h/s "marx"

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It means that they represent the opposite of American ideals.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's a retard test

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >both named "U.S. Army"
      Are they brothers? Or married? Or both?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >joining the army and changing your name to U.S. MARINE
        honestly a solid bit

        >be isis commander
        >american soldiers bust down your door
        >patch says U.S. COAST GUARD
        >yfw

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    These colors don't run ... away. Only forward.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    SF2 tribute

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm just tryin to find a photo of both patches wtf is this
    what is happening

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because our enemies read from right to left.

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    something about running towards the enemy

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the wind blows against us soldiers wherever they are

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Sounds like capes should become part of standard infantry kit, then.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You could make a color changing cloak with little string pulleys inside so it can turn into a convincing rock.
        Like a compromise between a normal camouflaged uniform and a ghillie suit.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    to make our enemies think they are looking at a mirror and won't shoot, idiot

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    US soldiers are not allowed to move backwards, doing so is grounds for dishonorable discharge or under certain circumstances execution.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This, I had two buddies that walked down opposite ways of a narrow hallway and they're still stuck there to this day.

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they're retarded and don't know what their flag looks like. They only know the McDonalds flag.

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