Fly Our Flag Properly Today
Monday is Memorial Day, and many people will be displaying American flags. The federal government gives the following guidelines when flying the country´s flag:
Displayed against a wall, the union, or stars, should be to the flag´s right, or to the observer´s left side. When hung from a staff projecting from a building or house, the flag´s star field should be at the peak.
If suspended over a street, hang vertically with the union to north in east-west street, to east on north-south street. When hung horizontally, the flag´s star field should be in the upper left corner. When the flag is displayed on a car, the staff should be attached to the right fender.
When flown at night, the flag should be illuminated; otherwise it is customarily taken down at sunset and raised at dawn.
The U.S. flag should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities or societies are grouped for display.