Flag Etiquette

The flag should not be used for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white, and red stripes is available for these purposes. See our: BUNTING / PLEATED FANS PAGE

The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed, or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard. 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 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 never be used for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything

  • THE FLAG SHOULD NEVER TOUCH THE GROUND
  • WHEN FLYING THE FLAG AT NIGHT A LIGHT SHOULD BE SHINNING ON IT
  • WHEN DISPLAYING THE FLAG ON A WALL, IN A WINDOW OR ON A BUILDING THE STARS BELONG ON THE VIEWERS LEFT.
  • WHEN FLYING TWO FLAGS ON SEPERATE POLES, THE AMERICAN FLAG SHOULD BE ON THE VIEWERS LEFT.
  • WHEN FLYING THE AMERCIAN FLAG ON ONE POLE WITH ANOTHER FLAG, THE AMERICAN FLAG SHOULD BE ON TOP, AND OF EQUAL SIZE OR LARGER.
  • WHEN THE FLAG IS WORN, TORN OR FADDED IT SHOULD BE DISPOSED OF IN A DIGNIFIED MANOR. AMERICAN LEGION. VFW AND MOST POST OFFICES ACCEPT US FLAGS FOR PROPER RETIREMENT.