How to display the Stars and Stripes correctly

With celebrating the American flag comes a responsibility to treating it right and using proper flag etiquette. There are certain ways to display the flag.

(No. 1) HANGING THE FLAG FROM A POLE

Make sure the flagpole you are using is long enough so, on calm days, the flag doesn’t touch the ground. This includes days when it’s flown at half staff. When displayed next to state and municipal flags, the American flag should be at the center and hung higher than the rest to symbolize the Union’s precedence over the states. When displaying the American flag along with other flags at the same height, it must be to the view’s left.

(No. 2) HANGING THE FLAG VERTICALLY

When hanging the American flag from a windowsill on a house or a building, the blue patch of stars (the Union) should be on top and to the viewer’s left. If you’re putting the flag in a window, the Union must be in the window’s upper-left corner.

(Nos. 3-6) FOLDING THE FLAG

No. 3 — Start by folding the flag in half lengthwise.

No. 4 — Then, fold it lengthwise again so it is quartered with the Union facing out.

No. 5 — Triangular folds are started by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge (bottom) toward the open edge (top).

No. 6 — Fold the outer point in and continue the triangular folds toward the Union until only blue is showing

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