ok, i have to ask, since i know there are many here who know. a few days before the 4th of july i like to put an american flag on my front gate. i have to use wire/zip ties to keep it on in the wind. i also like to leave it up for a couple of weeks after the 4th. my question is: is a flag on the side of a building or fence, or other structure subject to the same rules as flying a flag? my flag stays up 24/7 'til i take it down. a flag pole has the mechanism to put it up and take it down every day. am i disrespecting the flag treating it as i do?