We've been pretty much unable to fly the flag on holidays since the late Bilbo peed on the previous flag that fit on the flagpole that we had. (That one was properly disposed of in fire, but that's a longer story.) The new flag and the old pole didn't get along.
Today at Wal-Mart, I found a suitable flag pole and bracket. The old bracket has been replaced and disposed of and the flag is now waving in the very small breeze that we have today.
I'm now hiding inside underneath a ceiling fan on high.