How to Display and Handle the American Flag

How to Display and Handle the American Flag

Posted by Kristine Champion on 10th Nov 2013

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In honor of Veteran’s Day, we’d like to share a few of the guidelines the Federal Flag Code suggests to guide civilians on how to display and handle the American flag properly.

Here are just a few of those guidelines: 

  • The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset, though it may be displayed 24 hours a day, if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness
  • The flag should never touch anything beneath it
  • The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery
  • The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle, train, or boat
  • The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress
  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything

For more information about how to display the American flag: Click HERE!

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