Etiquette is something that many know a little about, but
probably aren't aware of every facet. Depending upon the location
of the flag, the terms for displaying it properly will change --
although there is no greater insult than to fly a flag upside down!
Here are excerpted several passages from the Flag Code of the United
States - Public Law 94-344, July 7, 1976. Click the appropriate
event/location to find out more about the etiquette we should be
Flag Size can be tricky business.
The length of the flag should be at least 1/4 the height of the
pole. For example, a 40' pole requires a 6' x 10' flag (or larger).
This guideline applies to poles 20' and larger. Most residential
flags are 3' x 5' or 4' x 6'. Most small industrial and commercial
buidlings use either a 5' x 8' or a 6' x 10' flag. Major industrial,
municipal and government buildings require 8' x 12' and larger.
However, the size of the pole is the determining factor.
|More on Flag Size:
The following table shows the appropriate size for public display
-- (not home use) -- of the flag:
4' x 6'
25' 5' x 8'
20' - 35'3' x 5',
4' x 6', 6' x 10'
40' - 45'6' x 10',
8' x 12'
50' 8' x 12' -
10' x 15'
60' - 65'10' x
15' - 10' x 19'
70' - 80'10' x
19' - 12' x 18'
90' - 100'20' x
38' - 30' x 50'
|Flag Flying Holidays:
The United States Flag may be flown every day, but especially on these
New Year's Day
April 6 Army Day
May 8V-E Day
June 14Flag Day
August 10 V-J Day
Day (if the first Tues. is Nov. 1st, this is the following Tuesday)
|How Long Will an Outdoor
Flag Last? Experience has proven
that this is an impossible question to answer accurately. It is like
predicting the weather, airborne contamination and the treatment people
will give a flag.
The major ememies of a flag are wind, water, sun and carelessness...
the single greatest cause of flag deterioration. Neither you nor we
can control the weather, but you can take care of your flag and lengthen
its life. Occasional washing in warm, mild-detergent water will prevent
dirt and pollutants from attacking the fabric. To prevent mildew,
let your flag dry thoroughly before storing it. Have your flag repaired
at the first sign of fraying, don't wait for it to be blown to shreds.
Continuous day and night display will shorten a flag's life. If your
flag is not illuminated at night, you shold consider taking it down
to appreciably lengthen its life.
Our flags are manufactured to give maximum service in return for reasonable
care and prudent use. Remember, no two flags receive identical wear.
Because weather conditions vary, wearing conditions vary and consequently,
the life of each flag is different.
Your flag works very hard. It shakes, it drapes, it whips, it snaps,
it chafes, it freezes, it ripples, it flutters, it quivers, it furls,
it rolls, it twists, it flaps, it strains, it flies, it unfurls, and
it hangs! Is it any wonder that it needs to be replaced two or three
times a year?
The best way we know to stretch your "flag dollar" is to
have three flags: one flying, one in the wash, and a clean one in
reserve for special occasions.
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