Did you know that the United States has rules and regulations for how to properly display the American Flag? That's right, the U.S. Code actually has laws about how to properly display your American flag. This article will teach you the ins and outs.
Special Flag Displaying Considerations
Inclement Weather: The U.S. Flag should not be flown in inclement weather unless it is an all-weather American flag.
Night Time Flag Flying: If you're going to fly your flag at night, it needs to be properly illuminated.
National Mourning: when there is a time of national mourning, you should fly your flag at half mast, or if your flag is not on a large pole, but off of your house, you'll want to use a mourning strip on your pole.
When to Fly Your American Flag
The American Flag can be flown every day, but it is especially called for in the following circumstances:
New Year's Day
|Easter Sunday||Constitution Day|
|Inauguration Day||Armed Forces Day||Columbus Day|
|Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday||Memorial Day||Navy Day|
|Lincoln's Birthday||Flag Day||Veterans Day|
|President's Day||Independence Day||Thanksgiving|
|National Vietnam War Veterans Day||National Korean War Veterans Day||Christmas Day|
How to Display Your Flag Properly In Different Circumstances
From your Front Porch: On a pole with the union (the blue star field) at the peak of the flag pole.
How to Properly Store Your Flag
The flag should be folded properly in the triangle shape with the blue star field showing. You may put it in a display case or a rain cover case. The flag should never touch the floor.