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The American Flag

Learn about the American flag and how to display it.

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Infographic explaining how to display the American flag properly in different situations.
  • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtThe U.S. flag stands for our nation and the shared history, pride, principles, and commitment of its people. When we properly display this powerful symbol, we signal our respect for everything it represents.

    • The flag shouldn't be flown in inclement weather unless it’s an all-weather flag.

    • Flags displayed at night should be properly illuminated.

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtIn a time of national mourning, hang the flag at half-mast.

    The flag can be flown every day, but it is often flown to show patriotism on these observances:

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtNew Year's Day

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtInauguration Day

    • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

    • Lincoln's Birthday

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtWashington's Birthday (Presidents Day)

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtNational Vietnam War Veterans Day

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtEaster Sunday

    • Armed Forces Day

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtMemorial Day

    • Flag Day

    • Independence Day

    • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

    • Labor Day

    • Constitution Day

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtColumbus Day

    • Navy Day

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtVeterans Day

    •  Thanksgiving Day

    • Christmas Day

    Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtWhen displaying the flag…

    • Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtFrom your porch, place the union (blue section) at the peak of the staff.

    • Against a wall or on a window, place the union (blue section) at the top left corner.

    • On your vehicle, clamp the staff to the right front fender.

    • With another flag, place the U.S. flag to your left when crossed.

    Keep your flag completely dry and folded properly — into a triangle, with the union (blue section) visible — before storing it in a well-ventilated area. If the flag is damaged or worn out, it should be disposed of with dignity.

    The flag should not touch anything below it or rest on the ground.

    Source: United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1–The Flag

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Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốt is a symbol of freedom and liberty to which Americans Standing at attention and facing the flag with their right hand over the heart, they recite:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

The flag’s 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Its 50 white stars on a blue field represent the 50 states. 

The colors on the flag represent:

  • Red: valor and bravery
  • White: purity and innocence
  • Blue: vigilance, perseverance, and justice

If you need additional information or have a question, you can email the Department of State’s protocol office at

Kết quả xổ số hôm nay tốtTo order a U.S. flag that has flown over the Capitol,

Please note: According to , a worn out American flag should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. 

, a state governor, or the mayor of the District of Columbia can order flags to fly at half-staff. Most often, this is done to mark the death of a government official, military member, or first responder; in honor of Memorial Day or other national day of remembrance; or following a national tragedy.  

Learn more from the Department of Veterans Affairs about the .

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Last Updated: February 19, 2020