Tomorrow is June 14th, Flag Day. Just one of over 20 days a year when the United States Code of the United States of America recommends flying our national flag. It's a day of unity and a day of common thankfulness for the opportunity to live in the greatest country in the world!
In 1923, the National Flag Code was established to set forth "advisory" rules for displaying our Stars and Stripes. These rules actually became law during WWII under what's now referred to as the United States Flag Code.
As you mount, attach, hang or fly a flag from your home this day, or any day we collectively, as a nation, recognize what the flag represents, please honor the ettiquette established by the flag code: (for a complete list of requirements of Paragrah 8, Chapter 1, Title 4 of the United States Code, please visit this link.)
* The flag should not be worn as an article of clothing or as any type of costume.
* The flag should never touch anything beneath it, including the ground.
* Flying the flag at night requires illumination.
* Take the flag inside during foul weather.
* Do not use the flag to carry or hold anything.
* Using a flag for advertising is prohibited, including the image of the flag appearing on boxes, napkins, plates, or anything to be discarded.
* Never dip the flag to any person or thing.
* Hanging a flag upside down is the sign of an international distress signal.
* There are very specific requirements for retiring and disposing of flags with "dignity".
Thanks in advance for respecting our National identity, and remembering those who have given the ultimate protecting this treasure.
(posted at U.S. Inspect, Bill Zoller's blog)