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 Saturday, December 3, 2016
Tip of the Day Categories » Holiday Tips

Star-spangled Manners

Ever since Betsy Ross made the first flag in 1776, Old Glory has flown from rooftops and flagpoles, from border to border, coast to coast. In light of the September 11 tragedy that has resulted in more flags being displayed, it's important to display them correctly and with proper respect. Here are some "star-spangled manners" tips. The union (or blue field) always goes upper left. Hung vertically, out in the open, the union faces north or east. Over a sidewalk, it goes farthest from the building. When displayed with other flags, the U.S. banner always is highest. When flown from an automobile, the flag should be on the right side when facing forward. Finally, when it becomes worn and tattered, a flag should never be thrown away, but rather disposed of with respect. Most American Legion Posts conduct ceremonies for this purpose. For more tips (and even info on building a flagpole), click on Tip of the Day, Holiday Tips and "Flag Pole." And that's the On The House tip for today.

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