Flags lowered for Whitney Houston

February 17th, 2012 at 10:26 am by under Latest Posts

The governor of New Jersey has ordered flags at half staff in honor of native Whitney Houston. The move has caused outrage by some saying that honor should be reserved for U.S. service members or people who have served their community in an extraordinary way.

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14 Responses to “Flags lowered for Whitney Houston”

  1. danny says:

    Its wrong she is not an idol I would hate for my daughter to idolise her. she thought she was above the game of life and she tested life to many times and failed.

  2. LMBC says:

    Diffently Not!!! I am sorry for the loss of Whitney but what has she done to deserve such an HONOR…This should be left only for our service men and those who serve our community..I love her singing and songs but my question is what is it that makes her deserve this HONOR…Did she donate any of her time or money to those in need? It may not be any of my business but to get this Honor I would like this answered..Just because she was a star of that state doesn’t mean she deserves it..What kind of role model was she..Not much if you ask me..Her history proves that..I understand she loved God and knew that God loved her…It is wrong to fly the beautiful flag half staff for her

  3. Gary says:

    I absolutly agree with the opposition. We should reserve our ceramonial flag traditions for outstanding citizens, not celebrities who die from self inflicted or even accidental misuse of a controled substance.

  4. jafff says:

    How sad. We grieve her passing, but REALLY!!! Honor a drug addicted pop star, whose biggest achievement was getting paid millions for something she wanted to do instead of reserving it for those who died doing what needed to be done, regardless of the cost to themselves and sometimes we could not find enough pieces of them to fill a casket?
    Shame on New Jersey…..

  5. tl says:

    Whitney had a truly gifted voice along with a remarkable career. We applaud her talents. Appropriate remembrances for her life are being determined by her immediate family in New Jersey. The rest of us should pray for her everlasting peace.

  6. David says:

    Why are we all whining over a lowered flag? There is nothing honorable in this nation anymore. You don’t whine over that?

  7. gp says:

    Ditto for me. She is someone, I believe, will be remembered by mny and my prayers are with her. But jafff says it all. Sad but true.

  8. MM says:

    No disrespect to her or her family and the loss of her is also very sad, but she is not a hero nor a person of the military or a sworn law enforcement officer. If we did this for one then it must be done for all. Celebrities are just celebrities

  9. Marvin Torres says:

    I dont mean to sound rude or disrespectful but the lowering of the flag is meant for men and women who died for their country during war, I am a two time vet of iraq and have lost friends their. we can at least respect the fallen soldiers and leave this honor to them and not to celebrities. They have their star in hollywood.

  10. John Ashley says:

    Really ? Another sad overall example and deteriation of American values, principles and standards. Remember recently the State of New Mexico couldn’t or wouldn’t provide a decent burial for “unknown” Veterans ? Lower the flag for a celebrity who could sing with baggage of addiction & drugs ? Again, really ? Idea .. Hold another Grammy Awards show dedicated to her and her way of life, but leave the American Flag (Half-Staff)and what that stands for, the hell out of it.

    Vietnam Vietnam 1969 (That was for real)

  11. Mary says:

    The governor of New Jersey chose to venerate a native of the state who did serve her community in an extraordinary way. “The Star Spangled Banner” is a charity single recorded by American singer Whitney Houston to raise funds for soldiers and families of those involved in the Persian Gulf War. The recording was produced along with Houston herself. Traditionally performed at sports games in the U.S., “The Star Spangled Banner” was performed by Houston at Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Houston donated her portion of the proceeds.
    After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Arista Records re-released Houston’s “The Star Spangled Banner”. She once again donated her share of the royalties, as did Arista Records, towards the firefighters and victims of the terrorist attacks. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3. The thing is we can’t seem to diagnose our own faults, just everyone else’s

  12. Mary says:

    The thing is we can’t seem to diagnose our own faults, just everyone else’s.The governor of New Jersey chose to venerate a native of the state who did serve her community in an extraordinary way. “The Star Spangled Banner” is a charity single recorded by American singer Whitney Houston to raise funds for soldiers and families of those involved in the Persian Gulf War. The recording was produced along with Houston herself. Traditionally performed at sports games in the U.S., “The Star Spangled Banner” was performed by Houston at Super Bowl XXV in 1991. Houston donated her portion of the proceeds.
    After the September 11, 2001 attacks, Arista Records re-released Houston’s “The Star Spangled Banner”. She once again donated her share of the royalties, as did Arista Records, towards the firefighters and victims of the terrorist attacks

  13. Ralph says:

    I don’t remember EVER seeing in the news about New Jersey flying it’s flag half mast for any of it’s troops or Public Safety officers that have passed in the line of duty.
    They just need to rethink thier priorities.

  14. Ray says:

    That governor is a total idiot. He should be honoring the fallen Marine from his state that gave his life for our country. RIP Marine. You will not be forgotten.

    The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Lance Cpl. Osbrany Montes De Oca, 20, of North Arlington, N.J., died Feb. 10 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

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