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Friday, June 15, 2018

Treat the Flag properly

The National Flag Conference met in Washington D.C. on June 14 and 15th 1923 and again on May 15th, 1924 rules of how the flag should be treated. The United States Code has been endorsed and revised several times after the initial ones.  Covered under the code were themes of:




  • How to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag properly. The pledge should be said standing at attention, facing the flag and with the right hand over the heart. Hats should be removed unless they are militia in sorts. When those in the military whether in uniform or not as well as veterans should  say the pledge they should stand at attention, face the flag and offer the military salute. 
 “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

How the flag should be displayed is also described. The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset when on buildings as well as flag staffs. The flag may however be displayed 24 hours if the flag is illuminated during hours of darkness. The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously
  • on days of bad weather the flag should not be displayed unless it is an all weather flag
  • .The flag should be displayed on all days especially state and federal holidays as well as other important days
  • The flag should be flown at half staff until noon on Memorial day
  • The flag should be viewed daily on or near main administration building of every public institution, on or near polling places on election day, and on school days at every schoolhouse


When the flag is carried in a procession of flags it should always be in front of the other flags. It should never be displayed on a float in a parade unless on a staff or draped over hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle, train or boat. A flag displayed on a car should be fixed firmly to the chassis or clamped to the right fender. 

The union part of the flag should be displayed horizontally or vertically against the wall. If the flag is displayed in a window the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street. 




May our flag forever fly and now that you know more of how it is to be done properly may it always be flown correctly

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6 comments:

  1. Wow I really liked this post. I did not know that about the flag on Memorial day!

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  2. You can add that the flag can only be flown at night if it is lit up with light. And I didn't know about Memorial Day either! As an Army vet, I'm sad I didn't know.

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  3. Love this post. I would like to put up a flag at home. May God always bless The U.S.A!

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  4. Went to middle and high school in the U.S I remember saying the pledge of allegiance, i think around sophomore year we stopped saying it. Thanks for the flag info

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  5. Annemarie LeBlancJuly 19, 2018 at 4:49 AM

    Thanks for this post. The flag must be given all respect as it is a representation of our nation's values.

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  6. Such an important post! My Grandfather raised and lowered a flag everyday for 20 years after he retired.

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