Test Yourself On Federal Flag Code
June 14, as always – is Flag Day, which, in turn is part of National Flag Week. But
what do you know about its purpose and the rules for displaying flags?
The date commemorates the day in 1777 when Congress replaced the British symbols of the
Grand Union flag with the stars and stripes – 13, one for each state at that time. The annual
commemoration of the American Flag actually began in 1916.
The Federal Flag Code, which is Title 4 of the United States Code includes the following rules
for displaying the flag:
It can be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated; otherwise only from sunrise to sunset.
The flag should not touch anything beneath it and never used as wearing apparel,bedding, or drapery.
It shouldn’t be draped over a vehicle, train or boat.
The flag should not be displayed with the union component down, except as a signal of dire distress.
It should not be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding or carrying anything. Like to know more? You can download a full, 17-page document with all the rules here: http://tinyurl.com/flag-guide
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