flag protocol

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Phil Washburn, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. Phil Washburn

    Phil Washburn New Member

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    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?
     
  2. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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  3. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Phil, here's the guidelines for displaying our flag.
     
  4. Catpaw

    Catpaw Well-Known Member

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    The only thing i know is that if your flying the Flag 24/7 ..It need's to be lit up at nite with some sort of light source shinning on it.
     
  5. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    I know there are rules, but I must agree with AJ & Gary on this. It's the respect in your heart that means more than a protocol. I hung up my flag the day we went to war in Afghanistan, and until both our boys return, it will stay up. When it starts looking a bit worn, I buy a new one to hang. One of these days I need to get the box out and pass those old flags to the area Boy Scouts. They are always ready to dispose of them properly for us.