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Flag Day will be observed June 14

Let's brush up on flag etiquette

Old Glory was waving proudly over the Memorial Day weekend, and with the onset of summer, she’ll have increasing opportunities to be on display.
Flag Day is observed on June 14.
It’s a good time to review flag etiquette with regard to proper handling and display of our nation’s symbol of freedom and liberty.
According to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the U.S. flag should fly at peak, above any other flag.
When grouped with other flags, the U.S. flag goes to its own right. Flags of other nations are flown at same height. 
Never use the flag for decoration. Use bunting with the blue on top, then white, then red. 
Do not let the flag touch the ground. 
Do not fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency. 
Do not carry the flag flat or carry things in it. 
Do not use the flag as clothing. 
Do not store the flag where it can get dirty. 
Do not use it as a cover. 
Do not fasten it or tie it back. Always allow it to fall free. 
Do not draw on, or otherwise mark the flag. 
Per Federal Flag Code, Section 2, paragraph (a), it is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open.
However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24 hours per day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
The flag’s 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Its 50 white stars on a blue field represent the 50 states.
The colors on the flag each have a meaning.
Red signifies valor and bravery.
White stands for purity and innocence.
Blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice.
Flag Day on June 14 commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.
Let’s fly our U.S. flag proudly, but keep in mind the proper and respectful ways to handle and display it.