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Flag Etiquette
THE FLAG IS TO BE RAISED AND LOWERED CEREMONIOUSLY
When the American flag is displayed horizontally or vertically on a wall, the union (blue field) should be always be at the top left corner. No flag or pennant is to be placed above the American flag. If on the same level, no flag should be on the right of the American flag, except during church services conducted by naval chaplains at sea, for personnel of the Navy, when the church pennant may be flown above the flag.
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FLAGS ON SAME HALYARD

When there are other flags of states, cities, or localities, etc. flying on the same halyard with the US Flag, the US flag must always be above at the peak of the pole.

FLAGS ON ADJACENT HALYARD(S)

When flags are flown on nearby staffs, the US flag is to be raised first, and lowered last. Never fly any other flag or pennant above or to the right of the US Flag.

FLAGS WITH CROSSED STAFFS

When the US flag is displayed with another flag on a wall with crossed staffs, the US flag should be on the right (the flag’s own right), and the staff should be in front of the other flag’s staff.

When displaying flags of two nations or more, flags are to be flown on separate staffs on the same height. All flags need to be equal size or as close as possible. International usage forbids display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.

DISPLAYING US FLAG WITH
OTHER NATION’S FLAGS

When displaying two or more nation’s flags, each flag should be on separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be approximately the same size. International customs forbid displaying one nations flag over another in times of peace. This is a sign of wartime victory and a serious insult.

DISPLAYING FLAG WITH GROUP OF FLAGS

When displaying in a group with state, city, organization or institutional flags from staffs, the US flag must be in the center and at the highest point of the group.

FLAGS ON SPEAKER STAGE

When the US flag is used on a speaker’s platform, the flag is to be displayed flat, and displayed above and behind the speaker.

When the US flag is displayed on a staff at a public auditorium or place of worship, the flag must hold the position of superior prominence. The flag is to be on the speaker’s right as they face the audience. Any other flag displayed should be placed on the left of the speaker.

LAYING FLAG OVER CASKET

When the US flag is used to cover over a casket, the union (the blue field of stars) is to be placed at the head of the casket and over the left shoulder (of the deceased). That US flag is to not be lowered with the casket or to touch the ground.