The American flag is obviously a symbol of our country but it has come to remind us of every man and woman who has fought for the freedom that we enjoy. The emotions that are stirred by images of our flag can run from happiness to sadness to trust and everything in between.
Most of us learned American flag etiquette or the Flag Code when we were young but occasionally, it is a good idea to review the guidelines so that the flag is treated with the respect it deserves.
- The U.S. flag should not be flown at night unless a light is shown on it.
- The U.S. flag should not be flown upside down except as a distress signal.
- The flag should never touch the ground.
- A U.S. flag should be displayed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at