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Sunday—American Flag 101

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It's flag time!







American Flag Etiquette

Parts of the Flag



A.Header—Strong fabric used to reinforce the edge of the flag

B.  Grommet—A reinforced hole in the header used for mounting the flag

C.  Canton, Field or Union—the blue field with stars

D.  Fly End—the edge of the flag opposite the header

E.  Fly—the edge of the flag at the bottom

F.  Hoist—the header edge of the flag that is mounted to the flagpole


Display

When hung horizontally or vertically against a wall or in a window, the flag must be flat with the union (stars) uppermost & to the viewer's left, like this... 


When flown with another flag, the American flag should be placed like this...
The flag should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.

When flying cross-staff, the American flag should be positioned like this...
If flown at night, the American flag must be illuminated.



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