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Flag Etiquette

Flag Etiquette

1. The flag is usually displayed from sunrise to sunset in the open.

2. The flag should be raised briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

3. The flag is displayed daily, weather permitting, and especially on certain holidays, on or near the main administration buildings of all public institutions.

4. The flag is also displayed in or near every polling place on election days and in or near every schoolhouse during school days.

5. When carried in processions with another flag, the U.S. flag is borne to the right of the other emblems carried by the marchers.

6. When carried with several other flags, it may be borne in front of the center of the line formed by the other standards.

7. No other flag or pennant should be placed above the U.S. flag.

8. When displayed against a wall or in a window, the blue field should be uppermost and left to the observer.

9. When displayed flat on a speaker’s platform, the flag should be behind and above the head of the speaker.

... For the flag was still there.

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