You may be wondering how to hang your American Flag proudly at your home, we have a guide to assist you!
Understanding how citizens should behave around the Stars and Stripes is a big deal as the flag has been an emblem of our country’s identity as a nation for more than 200 years. So, when gathered around the flag you are asked to stand at attention and salute when the flag is passing in a parade or being hoisted or lowered in front of a crowd.
- The flag shouldn’t be displayed or kept out in inclement weather.
- It is correct to display the flag from sunrise to sunset on flagstaffs in the open, but it may be displayed at night if it is illuminated.
- When the flag is hung on a wall, window, or door, the blue section of the flag (the Union) should be to the observer’s left.
- When the flag is hung either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the Union should be to the observer’s left.
- When the flag is at half-staff, the flag should be first hoisted to the peak for a moment and then lowered to the half-staff position. Once you’re ready to lower for the day bring it back to the top and then lowered again.
- The flag should not be displayed on a float unless from a staff, nor across the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle.
- In the US, no other flag should be flown above the American flag, if they are at eye-level the other should be placed to the right of the American flag.
- The flag should be at the center and highest point when displayed with state flags.
- The flag should never be displayed with the stars down, as that signifies distress.
- The flag shouldn’t touch anything beneath it.
- The flag should never be fastened, displayed or stored away in a manner that it could get damaged or ripped.
- The flag should not cover a ceiling.
- The flag shouldn’t have anything placed on it.
- The flag should not be used for advertising purposes or placed on cushions, handkerchiefs or costumes.
Happy Flag Day and remember to proudly display the flag in your home and don’t forget to call us with any of your lending needs!