American Flag Etiquette

As today is Flag Day, this is rather offensive as not only is the flag being worn as clothing, but it is also touching the ground. Proper and respectful flag etiquette should be practiced at all times. Below is a list of what not to do with the American flag.

The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing. It is flown upside down only as a distress signal.

The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speaker’s desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general. Bunting of blue, white and red stripes is available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.

The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose. It should not be embroidered, printed or otherwise impressed on such articles as cushions, handkerchiefs, napkins, boxes, or anything intended to be discarded after temporary use. Advertising signs should not be attached to the staff or halyard

The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and members of patriotic organizations.

The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.

The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

If you want to garner support for a political cause, it is not done by disrespecting and disgracing the flag.  Also no flag is to be flown above the American flag.

Illegal immigrants like what comes with being in America, but their allegiance still lies with their home country.

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