When to fly our flag and how to respect our flag is an awesome lesson to teach our children. Also, a great refresher course for us adults who may have forgotten.
WHEN TO FLY THE FLAG
It’s proper to fly the U.S. flag every day, but especially on the following holidays:
New Year’s Day – January 1
Inauguration Day, January 20
Martin Luther King Day, third Monday in January
Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12
Washington’s Birthday, third Monday in February
Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
Memorial Day, last Monday in May (half-staff until noon)
Flag Day, June 14
Father’s Day, third Sunday in June
Independence Day, July 4
Labor Day, first Monday in September
Patriot Day, September 11 (half-staff)
Constitution Day, September 17
Columbus Day, second Monday in October
Navy Day, October 27
Veterans Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day, December 25
RESPECT THE FLAG
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America.
The flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.
The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
Never allow the flag to touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise.
The flag should never be used as clothing or drapery.
Never mark the flag with or place upon it any letter, word, design, picture or drawing of any nature.
The flag, when in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
Reference: Straight from inside the U.S.A. Flag Set we bought Brody for his play set. An excellent lesson to teach children…and a refresher course for us adults!! Hope you enjoyed my post today.