Flag During Consecration
We recently had a military holiday here. I guess it would be like Memorial Day or Veterans Day in the States. During the Mass, the flag was placed on the side of the sanctuary by the priest's chair. During the consecration, they used drums instead of bells and one of the Army cadets waved the flag. I have never seen this before and I didn't really like it. Our priest is a little different, but is this normal practice for military holidays? I know Americans tend to be more patriotic than we are, so I thought maybe some here might have seen it before.