Flag etiquette

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men serving in our military and remember those who have died for our country. Many individuals asking questions about proper flag etiquette have contacted the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, and we appreciate their questions.

To assist in displaying our nation’s symbol, I would like to share a few guidelines:

1. A flag displayed on a car should be fastened to the right side bumper, antenna, or to the window.

2. If displaying on a wall, the blue field should be in the upper left corner and it should never touch the ground.

3. When displaying an all-weather flag outdoors, 24 hours a day, there should be a light near it at night so it is not in complete darkness.

4. Above all, when the flag becomes worn, please replace it. For additional flag etiquette information, visit the VFW website at www.vfw.org or contact your local post.

Remember, Old Glory has been flying for more than 240 years and will be flying for many, many years in the future. Thank you for showing your patriotic pride.

President, VFW Auxiliary 5791

Adjutant, Sons of the American Legion Squadron 48