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8th Annual Old-Time American Flag Burn
Date Tuesday July 03
Time 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
The most westerly burn barrel on SeaBright Beach, Santa Cruz.
Event Type Vigil/Ritual
Organizer/AuthorBrent Adams
Gathering begins at 7:30pm
Ritual begins at Sunset

Consecration or Desecration? It's your choice.

This is a community burn ritual where folks are welcome to burn flags in any way they wish.

In years past, many in Congress were actively working to remove this rarely expressed but very important component of free speech. We felt it was important to begin exercising this right. Knowing it was contentious, we celebrated it in a patriotic manner. "If the American flag is a symbol of freedom then a burning flag is the highest symbol of American freedom." We said. But we realize that some want to actually burn the flag for other reasons, specifically as protest.

We welcome to you come and express yourself by burning the flag, money, an effigy or any other burnable item with us.

We create a "safe space" for this activity.

If you'd like to offer something to brighten the event, such as music, art etc. you're very welcome to do so.

This is a BYOF event and we won't be providing anything other than the space as a container for this community event.

"One may legally burn a flag but one may not legally sleep underneath one."
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Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 28th, 2012 9:40 AM
§8th annual old time American Flag Burn
by Brent Adams Tuesday Jul 3rd, 2012 12:40 PM
Most Westerly fire ring on SeaBright Beach, Santa Cruz

This is a community burn ritual where folks are welcome to burn flags in any way they wish.

In years past, many in Congress were actively working to remove this rarely expressed but very important component of free speech. We felt it was important to begin exercising this right. Knowing it was contentious, we celebrated it in a patriotic manner. "If the American flag is a symbol of freedom then a burning flag is the highest symbol of American freedom." We said. But we realize that some want to actually burn the flag for other reasons, specifically as protest.

We welcome to you come and express yourself by burning the flag, money, an effigy or any other burnable item with us.

We create a "safe space" for this activity.

If you'd like to offer something to brighten the event, such as music, art etc. you're very welcome to do so.

This is a BYOF event and we won't be providing anything other than the space as a container for this community event.
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I was there. Where were the flag burners?meWednesday Jul 4th, 2012 2:02 AM
Flag burning sister city BerkeleyZachary RunningWolfMonday Jul 2nd, 2012 10:49 PM
"One may legally burn a flag but one may not legally sleep underneath one."GSunday Jul 1st, 2012 7:55 AM
If you want a meaningless American political ritual...Wicked CynicFriday Jun 29th, 2012 8:28 AM
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