Real Estate by Debbie Reynolds: Memorial Day American Flag Displaying

Memorial Day American Flag Displaying

Displaying the Flag on the Memorial Day Holiday

In Clarksville TN, we have an abundance of active duty military and retired military. It is a very patriotic town. This weekend there will be many homeowners and businesses  displaying the American Flag. It looks very impressive and inspiring and shows support of our country and military.

If you are going to display your flag on Memorial Day first check the flag to see it was in good condition. The American Flag should be treated with respect and according to the rules of the United States Flag Code

American Flag

When displaying the Flag this weekend follow these rules: 

  1. On Memorial Day only, raise the flag to full mast and then lower to half mast until noon. This honors those that have died in service. Then at noon raise it to full mast for the rest of the day.

  2. Never allow the flag to touch the ground.

  3. Display it by hanging the blue square at the top of unless it is hung during distress.

  4. Your American flag should be clean and not tattered. If it is too worn, replace it.

  5. It should be first displayed at sunrise and lowered at sunset.

  6. You may keep the flag up at all times if it is illuminated during the nighttime hours.

  7. When the flag no longer in good condition retire it using one of the recommended disposal methods. Burning is the most recommended method. 

Memorial Day American 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.

Provided by Debbie Reynolds Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent at 931-320-6730.

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Comment balloon 10 commentsDebbie Reynolds • May 23 2018 12:07AM


I do my best to follow.the rules for the flag

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 2 years ago

Good evening Debbie - I glad that Clarksville displays the flag.  I learned all of the things to do when displaying the flag during my Boy Scout years.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) about 2 years ago

Debbie, it is nice to see that you wrote about the proper handling of the American Flag, it always annoys me to see how many people do not know and unintentionally disrespect our flag, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 2 years ago

Debbie, thank you for sharing about proper flag etiquette.

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) about 2 years ago

Thank you for the information. I hope others will read this too 

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

Good morning Debbie.  A very timely and informative post for all of us displaying the flag this Memorial Day weekend.

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

Good morning, Debbie... I learned all of this as a Girl Scout, but had no idea about the lowering of the flag until noon.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) about 2 years ago

Hello Debbie---a true evergreen post with a good local angle.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 about 2 years ago

Lots of flags out in Columbia year round as well. We have a very large military base here.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 2 years ago

These are good reminders to share.

The flags will be flying for Memorial Day.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 years ago