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Flag Code - 4 U.S.C ch.5
Displaying the Flag Properly
The U.S. flag should never be used for advertising in any manner whatsoever.
The U.S. flag should never be displayed with union down, except as a signal of dire distress; danger to life/property.
The U.S. flag should never touch anything beneath it; floor, water, etc.
The U.S. flag should never be used for wearing apparel, drapery or bedding.
The U.S. flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle or boat.
Flag Retirement (Disposal)
According to the US Flag Code: The flag when it is in such
condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display,
should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by
When an American flag is worn beyond repair, it
should be retired in a respectful manner. Always remember
that our flag represents a living country, and is itself
considered a living thing.
If you have a flag in need of retirement, please contact one
of your following local organizations such as: American
Legions, VFWs and the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, as they
collect flags and hold proper flag retirement ceremonies.
“The Flag Stands For All That We Hold Dear -- Freedom, Democracy, Government Of The People, By The People, And For The People.”
- Henry Cabot Lodge, 1915