Fly Your Flag
You are encouraged to proudly fly your flag every day and particularly on the following days:
New Year's Day, January 1
Inauguration Day, January 10
Lincoln's Birthday, February 12
Washington's Birthday, 3rd Monday in February
Easter Sunday, Variable
Mother's Day, 2nd Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day, 3rd Saturday in May
Peace Officers Memorial Day (half-staff), May 15 (unless it conflicts with Armed Forces Day, then May 16
Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), last Monday in May
Flag Day, June 14
Independence Day, July 4
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (half-staff), July 27
Labor Day, 1st Monday in September
Citizenship Day, September 17
Columbus Day, 2nd Monday in October
Veterans Day, November 11
Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thursday in November
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff), December 7
Christmas Day, December 25
Other days as proclaimed by the President of the United States; the birthdays of states (date of admission); and on state holidays.
Flag Display Rules and Etiquette
- The flag is always hoisted briskly and towered ceremoniouly.
- The flag is never allowered to touch the ground or the floor.
- When hung over a sidewalk on a rope extending from a building to a pole, the union stars are always away from the building.
- When vertically hung over the center of the street, the flag always has the union stars to the north in an east/west street, and to the east in a north/south street.
- The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from the staffs.
- The flag should never be festooned, drawn back nor up in folds, but always allowed to fall free.
- The flag shoud be displayed at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day then raisedto the top of te staff.
- Never fly the flag upside down except as a signal of distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
- The flag is never flown in inclement weather except when using an all-weather flag.
- The flag can be flown every day from sunrise to sunset and at night if illuminated properly.