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"Star's & Stripes Our Glory"

Since September 11, 2001, many Americans have found a new sense of patriotism and showing that new patriotism by flying the flag. Here we have some guidelines to flying our colors proudly and properly.

Proper Display:

  • If flying outside, the flag should be flown from sunrise to sunset. If lighted properly it can be displayed 24 hours.
  • The flag should be flown every day, especially on national holidays.
  • The flag should be raised briskly and lowered ceremoniously. The American flag should not be displayed in bad weather.
  • When carried in a procession with other flags, the American flag should be on the marching right, that is, its own right. If there is a line of flags then the American flag should be in front of them and positioned in the center of the line of flags.
  • When displayed with another flag against a wall from crossed staffs (poles), the American flag should be on the right in with the other flags pole in the rear.
  • When the American flag is flown with flag of a state or states, or American cities, the American flag should be at the center of any group and at the highest point. No flag stands higher then the American Flag!
  • When the American flag is flown on the same pole with flags of other states or cities, the American flag should always be at the top. It is to be the first up and the last down.
  • When the American flag is flown with flags from other countries they should all on their own pole and at equal heights.
  • The American Flag should never be allowed to touch the ground or anything beneath it.
  • The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
  • The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.

Proper Disposal:

  • The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning

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