The American flag should be displayed at the same level as flags of other countries and flags should always be displayed from different flag poles. One flag should not be higher than another, but the American flag should be flown first in the row of flags.
American flags displayed from cars should be firmly clamped to the chassis or the right fender.
When the American flag is carried in a marching procession, it should be carried to the right of all marchers or in the middle front of other flags.
Flags should never be flown upside down unless it is in a time of distress. This can signal danger in the immediate area, in the whole city, in the whole state, or even the whole country.
The flag may be ordered to fly at half staff in memory of somebody who has passed away by order of the President of the United States, Governor of the local state, and the mayor of the District of Columbia.
An American flag should be maintained so it is not dirty or torn. It is a good idea to have two flags so one can be rotated as a display while the other is being repaired.
American flags should be flown from dawn to dusk. If a flag is flown for 24 hours, proper lighting should be at the flag so it can be seen at every hour of the day.
The official American flag code says that the American flag should be flown every day and that there are certain days that the flag should definitely be flown.
When the American Flag is no longer in proper condition to be displayed, it should be disposed of in a dignified way. The Flag Code states that the preferable method is by burning.
In order for this to happen, the local Boy Scouts or local American Legion Post should be contacted and a proper flag retirement ceremony can be held.
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