American Flag Etiquette

Flag Day is June 14 – Here are tips for handling your flag

  • The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset, or 24 hours a day if illuminated during hours of darkness.
  • The flag should be raised briskly and lowered ceremoniously and should never touch the ground.
  • The flag should not be flown in inclement weather unless it is an all-weather flag.
  • The flag should never be dipped toward any person or object, nor should the flag ever touch anything beneath it.
  • The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
  • When a flag is so worn, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be properly disposed of.

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