- Display the flag outside from sunrise to sunset. If you want to fly it after dark, it will need to be lit.
- Don’t fly the flag during inclement weather, unless it’s an all-weather flag.
- The union of the flag--the blue section with white stars--should be placed at the peak of the staff
- When the flag is displayed on a flat surface like a wall, the union should be at the top left.
- The flag should never touch anything beneath it, so make sure it’s hoisted at the proper height.
- Half-staff: During periods of mourning, it is common to see the flag flying at half-staff. Only presidents can proclaim such periods for a national remembrance. Governors can also declare mourning periods at a local level. Traditionally, states and local governments follow the president’s proclamation during a period of national mourning.
- Take care of your flag. Store your flag in a well-ventilated area. If it gets wet, make sure it’s completely dry before storing it.
- If the flag is damaged or worn out, it should be burned and disposed of with dignity.
Learn more about the American flag and its history at https://www.usa.gov/flag
Read the U.S. Flag Code https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CDOC-109sdoc18/pdf/CDOC-109sdoc18.pdf
Learn all about displaying the American Flag https://www.usa.gov/features/usagovs-guide-to-displaying-the-american-flag