Flag Etiquette : United States Flag Code

Have you ever wondered if there are official rules for displaying the United States Flag?  In fact, there is a Federal Flag Code which provides guidelines for properly displaying Old Glory inside, outside, alone and with other flags.  Check out this pdf file which has all of the information available regarding US Flag Etiquette.

“On the national level the Federal Flag Code1 provides uniform guidelines for the display of and respect shown to the United States flag. In addition to the Code, Congress has by statute designated the national anthem and set out the proper conduct during its presentation.2 The Code is designed “for the use of such civilian groups or organizations as may not be required to conform with regulations promulgated by one or more executive departments” of the federal government.3 Thus, the Flag Code does not prescribe any penalties for non-compliance nor does it include enforcement provisions; rather the Code functions simply as a guide to be voluntarily followed by civilians and civilian groups.”

 

US Flag Code – Official Rules and Regulations for Flying the US Flag

Topics covered  in the Flag Code include display of the flag 24 hours a day, flying the
flag in bad weather, flying the flag at half-staff, ornaments on the flag, destruction of
worn flags, display of the U.S. flag with flags of other nations or States,
commercial use of the flag, size and proportion of the flag, and restrictions upon
display of the flag by real estate associations.

A General In Need

Bedford, Texas – Lone Star Banners and Flags was called upon by the Patriot Guard Riders to help a retired U.S. Air Force veteran protect his right to fly the Stars & Stripes. After thieves stole his American flag for the ninth time from his front yard, Lone Star stepped in and donated a new flag pole with a concealed and locked halyard to discourage anyone from attempting to steal the veteran’s precious flag again. (Read More)

Here General Mayes and Lone Star’s Fort Worth General Manager, Mark Buechele, hoist the first flag on the General’s new flag pole.