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Why is the American flag stitched on backwards on soldier's uniforms?

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So that the Stars are closer to your heart. You wear it on your left arm so it looks like it's backwards, but the Stars are pointing towards your front.

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Thanks!
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Sorry but that's wrong.
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My pleasure.
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That's what I was told when I was in the military, that plus what you said is correct too.
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Ok, I only knew what I said. Thanks.
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Wow! I never thought of it that way!
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Learned something new today. THANK YOU
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Happy to pass it on :-)
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...I have always wondered....

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It signifies moving forward, not retreating.

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That too.
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Learned something new today. Twice. Thank you.
AND Thank you both for your service to our country.
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It was an honor serving :-)
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Your welcome. Thanks for the thanks.
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It's called a battle flag when it's like that. I learned that from veterans and JROTC. I have the battle flag on my ACU's.

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think of the arm as a flag pole. the flag goes with the wind, so when you walk the flag would face that direction. if soldiers wore the flag on the left shoulder, it would not be reversed. the stars always lead the way.

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