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Flag Day: Flag Etiquette and Following U.S. Flag Code

Jarod Cassidy3 months ago

Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 and commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. The day also corresponds with founding of the U.S. Army on June 14, 1775. During Flag Day and the days preceding and following Flag Day, the flag is displayed on government buildings, and many Americans choose to display the flag on their homes, property, and businesses.

If you are planning to join in the celebrations for Flag Day, make sure you are displaying the flag appropriately and are following the U.S. Flag Code. Here are some quick Do’s and Don’ts for displaying the U.S. Flag.

Flag Day Display Do’s

  • Display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset in the open. The flag may be displayed overnight if properly illuminated during nighttime hours.
  • When placed on a single flagstaff, the U.S. flag should fly above all other flags.
  • If you are displaying the flags of several nations side-by-side, the flags may all fly at the same height but the U.S. flag should be flow to the observer’s left.
  • If you plan to place the flag on a podium, the U.S. flag should be placed on the speaker’s right. All other flags should be placed to the left.
  • When displayed on a wall or in a window, the blue field of stars (also called the union) should be uppermost and to the observer’s left.
  • When displaying the flag on a car, the staff to which the flag is attached should be firmly fixed to the chassis or clamped to the vehicle’s right fender.
  • When storing the flag, it should be folded in the customary manner.

Flag Day Display Don’ts

  • Do not the U.S. flag touch the ground.
  • Do not fly the flag upside down unless there is an emergency
  • Do not use the flag as clothing or as a cover
  • Do not fasten or tie back the flag – it should always fly free.
  • Do not mark the flag.

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