Displaying the Flag on a Holiday
Clarksville TN is a very patriotic town since so many of the residents are active duty military or former serviceman. This weekend many homeowners and businesses will be displaying the American Flag. Our 101st Parkway is lined in flags courtesy of the city street department. It looks very impressive and inspiring.
Growing up my dad made a ritual to display the American Flag on National Holidays. He would get up early to put the flag out for all to see. He would check the flag first to make sure it was in good condition. He taught me the American Flag should be treated with respect and according to the rules of the United States Flag Code.
If displaying the Flag this weekend here are some rules you should follow:
On Memorial Day only, raise the flag to full mast and then lower to half mast until noon. This is to honor those that have died in service. At noon raise it to full mast for the rest of the day.
Don't let the flag touch the ground.
The blue square always it at the top of unless it is hung during distress.
The flag should be clean and not tattered.
Display the flag from sunrise to sunset.
If displaying it at all times, proper illumination is needed for the night-time hours.
When the flag is worn, torn and ready to be retired, the recommended disposal method is burning.
Memorial Day Flag Displaying
In Clarksville TN, the local post of the VFW can provide assistance if you need to dispose of an old flag. Contact them first.
For full details on how to display the flag and about the American Flag Etiquette, contact the American Flag Foundation or other American Flag Authority.
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