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American Flag Etiquette Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

American Flag Etiquette

Our goal is to do our small part to inspire pride in this great country of ours. The flag should be flown in fair weather, unless the flag is designed for inclement weather use.

Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is us flag etiquette pdf download for these purposes. The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

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The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or attached to it. The flag should not be used for us flag etiquette pdf download decoration in general. Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette.

The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Read a more comprehensive set of flagetiquette rules for display of the American Flag. The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing.

It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to us flag etiquette pdf download discarded after temporary use.

The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top. To store the flag it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously. The flag should never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard.

When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands and arms. The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or by an appropriate light source.

It is flown upside down only as a distress signal. The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions:.

Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions: