Many of us display our American flags all year 'round, especially this time of year as Independence Day approaches. Did you know there is a right way and wrong way to display your flag?
Flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code gives a list of rules and guidelines for displaying American flag and treating it with proper respect.
Honoring the Flag
Members of the armed services and veterans are asked to stand at attention and salute when their flag is passing in a parade or being hoisted or lowered; civilians should place their right hand over their heart.
When to Display the Flag
Inauguration Day, January 20
Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, third Monday in January
Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12
Washington’s Birthday, third Monday in February
Easter Sunday (variable)
Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), the last Monday in May
Flag Day, June 14
Father’s Day, third Sunday in June
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, first Monday in September
Constitution Day, September 17
Columbus Day, second Monday in October
Navy Day, October 27
Veterans Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day, December 25
Interested in learning more about the U.S. Flag Code? Visit: http://www.usflag.org/uscode36.html