Flag Day 2019: Proper Flag Etiquette

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Thursday, June 14, is National Flag Day, the day that commemorates the adoption of the U.S. Flag back in 1777.

Click here for some helpful reminders, as you fly your flag proudly.

The flag should always be flown at the top of a flag pole, unless being flown purposefully at half staff. When it is displayed from the same flagpole with another flag, of a state, community, society or Scout unit, the flag of the United States must always be at the top.

When your flag is displayed over a street, it should be hung vertically, with the union to the north or east. If the flag is suspended over a sidewalk, the flag’s union should be farthest from the building.

The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night.

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