Proper Display of the American Flag

Flown on the same Halyard with non-nation Flags

The American Flag should always be at the peak. When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the United States flag should be hoisted first and lowered last. No such flag or pennant may be placed above the flag of the United States or to the right of the United States flag (the flag's right, the observers left).


When displayed against a wall with crossed staffs 

The flag should be on the right, the flag's own right (observer's left) and its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag  (extended out further than other flags.)

Other than being flown from a staff

The flag should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union (the blue field) should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, (the observer's left). When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way. When festoons, rosettes or drapings are desired, bunting of blue, white and red should be used (blue on top), but never the flag.

The flag should be lighted at all times either by sunlight or an appropriate light.


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