Tuesday, June 14, 2016

How to Display the American Flag

Today June 14th is Flag Day

1.  The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

2.  The flag is never allowed to touch the ground or floor.

 Greenville, North Carolina

3. When hung over a sidewalk, on a rope extending from a building to a pole, the union stars are always away from the building.

 Philadelphia, PA

4.  When vertically hung over the center of the street, the flag always has the union stars to the north in an east/west street, and to the east in the north/south street.

5.  The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.

 Euless, Texas

6.  The flag should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds but always allowed to fall free.

Liberty Park, New Jersey

7.  The flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day and then raised to the top of the staff.

Arlington, Virginia

8.  Never fly the flag upside down except as a signal of distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

Media, Pennsylvania, Veteran's Day Parade 2010

9. The flag is never flown in inclement weather except when using an all-weather flag.

San Diego, California

10. The flag can be flown every day from sunrise to sunset and at night if illuminated properly.

Hoover Dam, on the border of Arizona and Nevada

This list was taken from an insert I received to support American Vets.
Most flag kits now come with instructions but the most important one I think is missing.
Fly that flag with pride. Be proud to be an American. Show your colors.

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