Flag Day-Flag Etiquette

American Flag, Porch, Home

Photo courtesy of Olivia Kennedy (iPhone)

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!


6 thoughts on “Flag Day-Flag Etiquette

  1. What a lovely idea in the uk I’m not sure we have such a week, I’m sure I would get our flag upside down which is a big no no. Is this your home? Xxxx

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