Thursday, June 14, 2012

Happy Flag Day Everyone!

Poster commemorating the 140th Flag Day on June 14, 1917
Basic Flag Etiquette:

-- The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset, but may be displayed 24 hours a day if illuminated at night.

-- If displayed horizontally or vertically on a wall, the union, or star field, should be at the top left. The flag is flown upside down only as a distress signal.

-- When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object

-- The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything

 -- It should be at the center and highest point when with flags of states or other entities

 -- To salute, all persons come to attention. Those in uniform give the appropriate formal salute. Citizens not in uniform salute by placing their right hand over the heart. A man wearing a hat or other head coverings should remove it and hold it to his left shoulder, hand over the heart. Members of organizations in formation salute upon command of the person in charge

 -- 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.

 Betsy Ross presenting the first American flag to George Washington. Painting by Edward Percy Moran
The Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia

1 comment:

  1. Awesome post! Thank you for reminding people to show our flag the appropriate respect.


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