Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Proper Display of the U.S. Flag




Today June 14th is Flag Day 2017

Every year I have kept the same rules of flag flying and try to add places over the past years where I have captured a picture of a place flying the flag. here are this years selections.

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


Washington Crossing


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

Surry Ferry in Virginia

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.


Yorktowne, VA.


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.

2017 Inauguration U.S. Capitol Building


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.


Washington, N. C.

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

Denton, Texas Courthouse

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

Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA


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




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

Former Miss America's in the 2016 "Show Me Your Shoes Parade, Atlantic City, N.J.

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

Birthplace of Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman, Lancaster, Ohio



A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased Veteran who served honorably in the U. S. Armed Forces. View the details about burial flags at the


This photograph of the casket of former President Dwight Eisenhower, General in the United States Army, lying in state at the U.S. Capitol was on display at the museum at his birthplace 

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