The U.S. Flag Code formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag. This is a list of do’s.
When displaying the flag, DO these:
- Display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open. The flag may be displayed 24/7 if properly illuminated during the darkness.
- When placed on a single staff or lanyard, place the U.S. Flag above all other flags.
- When flags are displayed in a row, the U.S. flag goes to the observer’s left. Flags of other nations are flown at same height. State and local flags are flown lower.
- When used during a marching ceremony the U.S. Flag will be to the observer’s left.
- On Memorial Day it is flown at half-staff until noon and then raised.
- When flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.
- When the flag is displayed over the middle of the street, it should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street or to the east in a north and south street.
- When placed on a podium the flag should be placed on the speaker’s right. Other flags should be to the left.
- When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right.
- When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way — with the union or blue field to the left of the observer.
- When the flag is displayed on a car, the staff shall be fixed firmly to the chassis.
- When the flag is used to cover a casket, it should be so placed that the union is at the head and over the left shoulder. The flag should not be lowered into the grave or allowed to touch the ground.
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