Happy Flag Day, America! Whether you're flying Old Glory for the day or for the rest of the summer, follow these guidelines to be sure that you're doing so properly, in a way that communicates respect for the country you call home.
Displaying the Flag
If you're displaying the flag on a staff that projects horizontally or at an angle, place the union—the blue rectangle with its 50 stars—at the peak of the staff (unless the flag is purposefully being flown at half-mast).
On a Pole
Hanging the flag horizontally over a flat surface? Be sure to position the union so that it appears over the left shoulder of an observer.
When hanging the flag vertically, again make sure that the union appears over the left shoulder of an observer.
Either clearly illuminate the flag at night or take it down before sunset.
Fly the flag at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Memorial Day and on days specially ordered by the President (to indicate national mourning or respect). To ﬂy the ﬂag at half-staff, briskly raise it to the top of the staff first, then lower it to the middle of the pole. Raise the flag to full-staff again before taking it down.
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