Check Your Flag Facts For Flag Day On June 14

Dated: 06/13/2017

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Many Americans honor the flag on Flag Day, June 14. Here are some important points to remember when you fly the flag:

  1. Fly the flag from sunrise to sunset. Raise the flag quickly in the morning; slowly at sunset.

  2. If the flag must be flown at night, there must be a light shining on it.

  3. The flag should not be flown during rain or bad weather.

  4. After a tragedy or death, the flag should be flown at “half staff” for 30 days. The expression “half staff” is when the flag is on land and “half mast” when the flag is on a ship.

  5. When the flag is flown on a pole vertically, the stars and blue field are always on the top.

  6. State flags and other flags should always be placed below the U.S. flag.

  7. Never let your flag touch the ground.

  8. When storing your flag, always fold it; do not just stuff it in a drawer.

  9. When your flag is old and can no longer be used, either bury or burn it; do not put it in the trash.

Other flag facts:

  1. Betsy Ross, who made clothes for George Washington, made the first American flag upon Washington’s request.

  2. While Francis Scott Keyes watched rockets whizzing past him during the British bombardment of Fort McHenry, he noticed the American flag waving in the breeze and was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner.

If you would like additional information, please see the following link: http://www.holidayinsights.com/other/flagday.htm.

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Kristy Dekaris

A Metairie native, Kristy loves life on the Northshore and--since 2006--has helped residents find a new place to call home. Although she was always drawn to real estate, she discovered her passion for....

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