Today is Flag Day –a day commemorating the adoption of the American flag in 1777 by resolution of The Second Continental Congress. Americans are encouraged to fly their flags for a week starting today.
There are just a few rules to consider when hanging your flag…
- The American flag should only be flown during daylight–unless it is lit with a spotlight.
- The flag should not be flown in inclement weather.
- The Flag should not be allowed to touch the ground.
- The flag should not be torn or faded. (An old flag should NEVER be thrown in the garbage. It should be burned — many VFWs and Boy Scout troops offer this service.)
There are many other rules related to flag protocol that you can read about HERE.
I plan to hang my flag, plant a few more flowers in the flower boxes and enjoy the wafting scent of our lilac tree.
Hope your day unfurls smoothly!