Displaying the Flag: Proper American Flag Etiquette
At Taylored Restoration, we’re proud to be an American company, serving Alaska. With many Americans flying our flag year-round and the fourth of July right around the corner, we felt it was appropriate to share the do’s and don’ts of how to properly display the American Flag.
When displayed with another flag in a cross-staff position, the American flag should be placed above the other on the flag’s own right (the viewer’s left).
When displayed on an angled staff from a window or the front of a house/building, the union should be placed at the peak of the staff.
When hung horizontally or vertically against a wall or in a window, the flag must be flat and the union should be always be the uppermost to the flag’s own right (the viewer’s left).
No state or city flag may be placed above or to the right (the viewer’s left) of the United States flag. Flags of other nations are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height.
If the flag is displayed after dark, the flag must be lit.
On vehicles, the flag should be fixed to the front, right fender.
Some major American Flag don’ts?
Don’t use the flag as clothing or drapery.
Don’t place any mark, letter, number or drawing on the flag.
Don’t let the flag touch the ground.
Don’t display a faded, torn or tattered flag.