Archive for the ‘US flag mistakes’ Tag

Displaying Your Flag   Leave a comment

I took an early walk through my neighborhood the other day … and the majority of the US flags I saw were displayed improperly.

This is NOT hard. Unfortunately, people just don’t think about what they are doing.

Here is how a flag on your home should look:


Unfortunately, here are examples of bad flag displays that I saw. Again, the the majority of homes displaying a flag were doing so improperly.

Please, if you choose to display the US flag, follow these simple rules:

1. Only display flags that represent our country well. Tattered, sun-faded or soiled flags should be retired.

2. Flags should be allowed to fly freely. If the wind fouls them against trees or the roof, then the location is poor. If the flag is wrapped around itself, it needs to be unfurled.

3. Flags flown in the dark should be “properly illuminated” (that’s what the US Flag code says).

4. Only water-resistant flags should fly in inclement weather.


Congressional Research Service

US Flag Code

US Flag: Common Display Mistakes

US Flag: The First

US Flag: The Second

US Flag: The Third

US Flag: The Snake Flags

Posted August 4, 2014 by henrymowry in U. S. A.

Tagged with , ,