A Reminder Of Flag Etiquette This 4th Of July
(Undated)-- This Fourth of July, many Americans will show their patriotic spirit by flying the Stars and Stripes-and they're being asked to keep flag etiquette in mind. Kathy Nees with the American Legion Department of Iowa says the American flag demands respect because it represents freedom, democracy and the history of the nation...
"It stands for everything that our troops have fought for, in all wars past and all the way through the current war on terrorism. Display it with pride, and we certainly encourage patriotism and Americanism."
According to the United States Flag Code, the American flag should always be raised the highest in a series of flag poles, and never be displayed if tattered. It should never touch the ground and always be carried "aloft and free". It also should be illuminated if flown at night, and destroyed in a dignified manner when it's no longer in fit condition.
(Courtesy Iowa News Service)