Holidays to Display Flag – May-June-July 2018 Spring Quarter

  • National Day of Prayer – The 1st Thursday of May (3rd)
  • Mother’s Day – May 13
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15 (1 /2 staff until noon)
  • Armed Forces Day-May 19
  • Memorial Day-May 28 (1 /2 staff until noon)
  • Flag Day-June 14
  • Fathers Day-June 17, 2018
  • Independence Day-July 4
  • Veterans Armistice Day-July 27

And such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States

Non Flag Display Days (for information only)

  • German Forces Unconditional Surrender – May 7, 1945
  • V-E Day Declared – May 8, 1945
  • D-day:Allied Invasion of Europe – June 6, 1944
  • Pledge of Allegiance recognized by Congress – June 22, 1942
  • GI Bill signed into law – June 22, 1942
  • Korean Way Began – June 25, 1950
  • Post-9 / 11 GI Bill signed into law – June 30 ,2008
  • US Army Air Corp Established – July 2, 1926
  • World War 1 Began – July 28, 1914

Flag Care


American flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is bad, except when an all-weather is used. For the best results, do not expose your American flag to rain, snow or exceptionally high winds; these forces of nature can shorten a flag’s life considerably. Should the flag become wet, it should be carefully spread out and allowed to dry completely. Never fold or roll-up a wet or damp flag.

Proper Respect

The American flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged. It should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.

Cleaning Synthetic Flags

Synthetic material flags such as nylon or polyester can be machine washed with cold water and a mild detergent. Do not let the flag stand in the wash water for extended periods of time or some color transfer may occur from the red stripes to the white stripes. These flags should be placed flat to dry.

Cleaning Cotton Flags

Natural fiber flags such as cotton and wool should be handled with greater care. We suggest spot cleaning or dry-cleaning. Please contact your local dry cleaners for their recommendation. A majority of dry-cleaners will dry-clean a U.S. flag at no charge.