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The United States patriotic American flag carries an encoded picture of our past and present. It is the life blood of our nation...The Star Spangled Banner ...Old Glory...the Stars and Stripes... The Red, White, And Blue...
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American Flag Etiquette
In 1923, at a national conference on flag etiquette in Washington D.C., participants declared that a flag "represents the living country and is itself considered as a living thing." So that citizens would know how to care for and display the flag properly, congress adopted the Flag Code of 1942. The code describes the rules and customs surrounding flag use. The most commonly referred to are given here. The important thing to remember is that the flag, as a symbol of our nation, should be treated with respect and dignity.
The flag is usually flown outside from sunrise to sunset: If displayed at night, it should be properly illuminated. All weather flags should be flown in inclement weather. The flag should be hoisted with dispatch and lowered with ceremony. When not in use, it should be folded properly for storage.
When the flag is displayed on a wall either horizontally or vertically, the field of stars should be in the uppermost corner of the flag's right (the observers left). When American flags are displayed in a window the display should be the same.
In a procession with other flags, the stars and stripes should be carried either to the marchers' right in a line of flags or to the front and center of a line of other flags.
When the Stars and Stripes and another flag are displayed on crossed staffs, the Stars and Stripes should be on the right (observer's left) and it's staff should be placed in front.
Displayed on a staff in a group of other flags from various states, localities, or societies, the U.S. flag should always be at the center highest point.
When the flags of several nations are flown together, they should wave from an equal height. The U.S. flag should fly to the right of the others (observer's left). The Stars and Stripes should be hoisted first and lowered last.
The flag should always fly free, never touching anything beneath it. The American flag should never be used as wearing apparel, drapery, or bedding. Red-white-and-blue bunting should be used for decorative purposed such as draping for a speaker's platform; the bunting should be hung with the blue stripe at the top, white in the middle, and red below.
The flag should never be used for advertising purposes, embroidered on cushions or handkerchiefs, or reproduced on any goods designed for temporary use and disposal. Well, we know this dictate is not followed. You see the American flag's image on everything from apparel, to drapery, ceramics, stationary, to most any product that can be sold. You see the image of the American flag in all sorts of advertising. For instance, I enjoy gambling online. At the online us casinos sites I use they always show promos for various casinos saying that they are US player friendly. Your eye immediately goes to the flag and you know that you can play your favorite casino games there. Actually seeing the flag on the online casion promos makes me proud to be an American. I smile and then get down to playing my favorite Las Vegas style poker games or spend awhile at online slots.
When the flag is weatherworn or otherwise damaged so that it is no longer fit for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner. Burning is the preferable way.
Obviously these 1923 American Flag Etiquette rules are a bit dated in this day and age. Made in the US is a proud statement we see everywhere along with the image of the American flag. I don't think we are showing disrespect at all.
American Flag trivia!
Below are some questions about the American flag.
Q: What do the 13 stripes on the American flag represent?
A: The 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the Union.
Q: How many stars on a flag and how many points on a star?
A: 50 stars and 5 points on each star
Q: The earliest form of the national anthem was written by whom?
A: Francis Scott Key.
Q: The first schoolhouse to raise the stars and stripes was located in what state?
A: Colrain Massachusetts may of 1812
Q: The senate adopted and president Herber Hoover signed the Act that gave the United States our official anthem in what year?
A: March 3, 1931.
Q: One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, One Nation evermore! These words sing praise to the union, celebrated every four years on Inauguration Day. Who wrote it?
A: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Q: Which two astronauts aboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft hoisted the first American flag on the moon?
A: Astronauts Neil A.Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on july 20, 1969
Q: What was the name of the U.S. Navy ship that was the first to fly the Stars and Stripes captained by John Paul Jones, sometimes referred to as the "Father of the United States Navy"
A: USS Ranger
Q: What is a Finial?
A: Decorative tops of flagstaffs.
Q: Whose claim to fame, although in dispute, designed the first American flag that we are familiar with today?
A: According to popular legend, the first American flag was made by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress who was acquainted with George Washington.
Q: What was the date the new Stars and Stripes flag was adopted.
A: June 14, 1777