Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Memorial Day Flag Displaying

Memorial Day Flag Displaying

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

American Flag

If displaying the Flag this weekend here are some rules you should follow:

 

  1. 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.

  2. Don't let the flag touch the ground.

  3. The blue square always it at the top of unless it is hung during distress.

  4. The flag should be clean and not tattered.

  5. Display the flag from sunrise to sunset.

  6. If  displaying it at all times,  proper illumination is needed for the night-time hours.

  7. 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.

This is provided courtesy of Clarksville TN Real Estate, contact Debbie Reynolds Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent at 931-320-6730.

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Comment balloon 54 commentsDebbie Reynolds • May 27 2016 07:14PM

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Thanks Debbie.  On this weekend we should fly our flag tall and proud.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 2 years ago

Our driveway will be lined with the flags we put out every year...a way to remember what none of us should ever forget.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie.  Your Dad did a great job teaching you what to do.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 2 years ago

This is a very good reminder for all of us. We need to get a new flag.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) over 2 years ago

Thank you for the information. I hope consumers will read it and learn .

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. All our flag are on display for all to see and honor. My way of saying "we will never forget".

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. We used to put flags out on the lawns of all of our neighbors on Memorial Day. Miss that part living in the city. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 2 years ago

Debbie - I have 2 flags in my front yard - unfortunately they can't be lowered - but I'm displaying them proudly

Posted by Jennifer Mackay, Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582 (Counts Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie. I fly the flag throughout the year. I have since 9/11. Good information.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie Reynolds - I didn't know about raising the flag and lowering to half mast on Memorial Day.  It does make a lot of sense.  Have a relaxing and mindful weekend.

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 2 years ago

Deb, I was going to put this out there too...it is so important to honor the flag correctly.

Posted by Ginny Gorman, Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond (RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate) over 2 years ago

Thanks Debbie Reynolds for the correct way to handle the flag that day.  My flag pole is ready.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) over 2 years ago

Mine is out and flying high in the warm breeze. Have a good Saturday Debbie Reynolds 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 2 years ago

I do care about proper flag etiquette but the joy of seeing them fly can overcome much of what's lacking in that knowledge. This post is a great beginning to that education Debbie. 

Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) over 2 years ago

This brings back great memories of learning the right way to care for and hang a flag when I was in grade school, what a great country to be proud of!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) over 2 years ago

Great timely post Debbie!  I hope you have a relaxing holiday weekend to

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 2 years ago

Debbie hope you are able to spend this weekend with your family and friends in remembrance of the men and women who gave their life so we can have the freedom we have today.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 2 years ago

Debbie- your post reminds me of something I saw on FB today about a young high school student who took it upon himself to stand for 20 minutes holding up an American flag that was touching the ground.  Thank you for this reminder. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 2 years ago

I am thrilled to see this post featured.  I honor the flag and am thankful to my high school government teacher, Barbara Burton, for making me learn it and making me understand it's cost and importance.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 2 years ago

THanks for sharing the rules. We keep the flag flying 24/7 in front of our home.

Posted by Rob Arnold, Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F (Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc.) over 2 years ago

I love that your community has so many flags flying!

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 2 years ago

 

                        Thank you Debbie Reynolds for my ah-ha moment

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 2 years ago

Thank you all for the comments. I especially appreciate being included in your series Kathy Streib.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 2 years ago

Thanks Debbie for the tips on to to handle our American FLag.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty, Martha Hilton, Broker) over 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing. I had to recently look up the rules for disposal since we have an older flag that was tattered. 

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) over 2 years ago

Good morning Debbie Reynolds ,

So glad I caught your post this morning when Kathy Streib featured it in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week. Our flag is up and waiving proudly!! Thank you for rules of engagement with our flags!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) over 2 years ago

I have an OPEN HOUSE flag at display for awhile..... The US flag is saved for home use.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 2 years ago

I had to pull my car over one day when a young man, who was putting a flag on a flag pole, let it touch the ground. Son, our enemies want this on the ground but we want it raised and kept up there at any price. We both had our hearts lifted that day as well as that flag...

Posted by Richie Alan Naggar, agent & author (people first...then business Ran Right Realty ) over 2 years ago

Hi Debbie --- a timely post and a good reminder.   Your Father taught you well.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 2 years ago

I can see why Kathy chose to include your post in her weekly wrap up...great job!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) over 2 years ago

Great information for anyone wishing to fly a flag Debbie!  Congrats on the feature!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) over 2 years ago

GREAT post. In grade school one of my greatest memories was in 4th grade being the student who put up the flag and took down the flag everyday. I don't know why I loved it so much, but I am glad I was born with that affection.

Posted by Kristen Correa, Broker, I love coffee & real estate. I am out of coffee! (Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services) over 2 years ago

Hello Debbie ...

Great post, congrats on the featured and Happy Memorial Day 

Photography by Robert Swetz

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 2 years ago

Debbie

I imagine there are a few people who are not aware of these. I wasn't aware of rasing the flag all the way and then lowering to half mast (assumeing you have a flag pole).

I actually saw a flag displayed upside down once. I had to look twice as I could not believe what I was seeing. Hopefully it was not intentional!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) over 2 years ago

very nice post to learn these important items especially for memorial day: thank you for sharing we are very proud of my Dad and my 2 boys that served as well.

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) over 2 years ago

Some one offered an orginal 13 state flag and I am kicking myself not to buy it. I could afford it and looks good on July 4th or May 30th...... Thanks for sharing the rules.

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) over 2 years ago

Debbie Reynolds - thanks for sharing the rules. It's always appropriate to respect our flag.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) over 2 years ago

Great post! 

I hope all of us have a meaningful Memorial Day. 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 2 years ago

It's sad that hardly anyone knows the rules anymore let along fly the flag.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) over 2 years ago

Great post. Thank you for reminding us about the rules and etiquette of our nation's flag.

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) over 2 years ago

A Great Reminder on Proper Flag Care and Displaying rules.  Thanks!

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) over 2 years ago

Debbie, Respect for the flag should be taught to children from the time they are small.  I have to chuckle when I remember my grandson when he was four years old.  We were walking under a flag in the late afternoon when suddenly he grabbed my hand and pulled me in another direction.  I had no idea what was happening until he said (Kiki) you almost stepped on the shadow of the flag.  I moved you just in time!  yep, even that shadow deserved respect in his mind.

Posted by Linda "Kitty" Madden (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty) over 2 years ago

Thank you Dorie Dillard for your comment.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Our flag deserves respect, Rebecca Gaujot.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Hi Kat, I like sharing information like this.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Hi Sam, Mine is at my home too.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

That was very respectful of your Richie Naggar.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Thank you as always Inna.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

I am glad you appreciated the rules Praful Thakkar

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Most Americans do not know the rules, Lyn Sims.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Hi Diana, Thank you for your comment and thoughts.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

It is my pleasure to share these, Kimo.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Respect extends to everything associated with the flag, Lindy, even the shadow.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

Thanks to everyone taht stopped by and commented.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 2 years ago

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