Etiquette for displaying the flag

There are many rules for how to properly display the flag. These rules were created out of respect for what the flag stands for

-When displayed against a wall or a window, the blue field should be uppermost and to the left of the observer. Such as in the below picture.


-The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset (weather permitting). If the flag is flown during the night, it must be lighted at all times by a light source.

-The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind placed on it, or should never be used for any kind of advertising.

-To raise a flag to half staff the flag must be risen all the way to the top and then lowered to half staff. Likewise while lowering a flag that is at half staff, it must be raised all the way to the top and then lowered and removed from the staff.

-On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.

-When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.

-The flag should be displayed daily on or near the main administration building of every public institution including schoolhouses during school days and in or near every polling place on election days.

-The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.

-Unless in times of distress, the flag should never be flown upside down.