Learn American Flag Etiquette!

June 8th, 2017 by

Proper Etiquette Tips for the American Flag

Independence Day is just around the corner, which means the American Flag will be seen just about everywhere you go, and you will probably use the flag to show your patriotism or decorate your home in honor of the holiday. The American Flag is the symbol of our freedom, but many people don’t realize that there are certain things that are acceptable and not acceptable when using the flag. Check out these flag etiquette tips from usflag.org!


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Etiquette Tips for the American Flag

  • The flag should never be flown upside down except as a distress signal.
  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing.
  • Do not use the flag as drapery or as a decoration of any kind. Bunting of the flag is available for these purposes.
  • The flag should never have attached to it any mark or insignia, letter, word, number, figure or drawing of any kind.
  • When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground. It should be folded neatly to be stored.
  • When displaying the flag outdoors, the union should be at the peak of the staff except when flown at half staff, and it should always be flown above any other flags for a state, community or society.
  • If displaying the flag outdoors at night, it should be appropriately illuminated.

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