Do’s and Don’ts

Important Dont’s

  • The universal custom is that the flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset. It may be displayed 24 hours a day, if a properly illuminated during hours of darkness.
  • The flag should be displayed every day in good weather from all public buildings. schools and in or near every polling place on election day.
  • The flag should be run up briskly and lowered slowly with reverence, never allowing it to touch the ground.
  • When displayed with other flags from separate poles, the flag should be raised first and lowered last.
  • When the national anthem is played and the flag is no present, all persons face the source of the music and stand at attention. Men, not in uniform, remove their hats. Persons in uniform should render the military salute from the first note to the last.
  • When giving the pledge of allegiance, a person should stand at attention, right hand over their heart. Men should remove their hats and persons in uniform should give the military salute.

Proper Disposal Of The U.S. Flag

  • When a U.S. Flag is in such conditional that it it no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably burning.