Displaying The United States Flag
The United States Flag should be displayed with honor as it represents our great nation.
Displaying the flag with other flags:
- Above other flags when flown on the same pole.
- With other flagpoles, the US flag should be displayed to its right. It should be the first one hoisted and the last one lowered.
Displaying the flag from a building or house.
- From a staff (pole) mounted on the building.
- If displaying vertical in a window the *canton should be to the flags right.
- If vertical on rope the *canton should be away from house or building.
The United States Flag may be mended.
When a United States Flag has become no longer fit for display, it should be destroyed. It’s destruction should be in a dignified way, burning is recommended.
The Flag Code suggests that, “when a flag has served its useful purpose, it should be destroyed, preferably by burning”.
For individual citizens, this should be done discreetly so the act of destruction is not perceived as a protest or desecration.
Many American Legion Posts conduct Disposal of Unserviceable Flag Ceremonies on June 14, Flag Day.
This ceremony creates a particularly dignified and solemn occasion for the retirement of unserviceable flags
*Canton = Blue Field with White Stars