"The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons."
John F. Kennedy's lucid warning to generations in the crosshairs of nuclear weapons. Contains excerpts from his American University Speech, June 10, 1963. The boatswain's whistle at the beginning signals "all hands on deck". Visualmyth © Patrick Burke.