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The American Flag

Learn about the American flag and how to display it.

Infographic explaining how to display the American flag properly in different situations.
  • The U.S. flag stands for our nation and the shared history, pride, principles, and commitment of its people. When we properly display this powerful symbol, we signal our respect for everything it represents.

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThe flag shouldn't be flown in inclement weather unless it’s an all-weather flag.

    • Flags displayed at night should be properly illuminated.

    • In a time of national mourning, hang the flag at half-mast.

    Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThe flag can be flown every day, but it is often flown to show patriotism on these observances:

    • New Year's Day

    • Inauguration Day

    • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

    • Lincoln's Birthday

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayWashington's Birthday (Presidents Day)

    • National Vietnam War Veterans Day

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayEaster Sunday

    • Armed Forces Day

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayMemorial Day

    • Flag Day

    • Independence Day

    • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

    • Labor Day

    • Constitution Day

    • Columbus Day

    • Navy Day

    • Veterans Day

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay Thanksgiving Day

    • Christmas Day

    Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayWhen displaying the flag…

    • From your porch, place the union (blue section) at the peak of the staff.

    • Against a wall or on a window, place the union (blue section) at the top left corner.

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayOn your vehicle, clamp the staff to the right front fender.

    • Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayWith another flag, place the U.S. flag to your left when crossed.

    Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayKeep your flag completely dry and folded properly — into a triangle, with the union (blue section) visible — before storing it in a well-ventilated area. If the flag is damaged or worn out, it should be disposed of with dignity.

    Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThe flag should not touch anything below it or rest on the ground.

    Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm naySource: United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1–The Flag

    Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayBrought to you by USA.gov

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay is a symbol of freedom and liberty to which Americans Standing at attention and facing the flag with their right hand over the heart, they recite:

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

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. 

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayThe colors on the flag represent:

  • Red: valor and bravery
  • White: purity and innocence
  • Blue: vigilance, perseverance, and justice

If you need additional information or have a question, you can email the Department of State’s protocol office at protocolhelp@state.gov.

To order a U.S. flag that has flown over the Capitol,

Please note: According to , a worn out American flag should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. 

Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nay , a state governor, or the mayor of the District of Columbia can order flags to fly at half-staff. Most often, this is done to mark the death of a government official, military member, or first responder; in honor of Memorial Day or other national day of remembrance; or following a national tragedy.  

Learn more from the Department of Veterans Affairs about the .

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Kết quả xổ số minh ngọc hôm nayLast Updated: February 19, 2020

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