Happy Flag Day!

 

Here are the basics on displaying  the American flag:

  • The flag is normally flown from sunrise to sunset.
  • In the morning, raise the flag briskly. At sunset, lower it slowly. Always, raise and lower it ceremoniously.
  • The flag should not be flown at night without a light on it.
  • The flag should not be flown in the rain or inclement weather.
  • After a tragedy or death, the flag is flown at half staff for 30 days. It’s ¬†called “half staff” on land ,and “half mast” on a ship.
  • When flown vertically on a pole, the stars and blue field ,¬†or “union”, is at the top and at the end of the pole (away from your house).
  • The American flag is always flown at the top of the pole. Your state flag and other flags fly below it.
  • The union is¬†always on top. When displayed in print, the stars and blue field are always on the left.
  • Never let your flag touch the ground, never…period.
  • Fold your flag when storing. Don’t just stuff it in a drawer or box.
  • ¬†When your flag is old and has seen ¬†better days,¬†it is time to retire it. Old flags should be burned or buried. Please do not throw it in the trash.