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Flying the flag right

June 11, 2006|by JULIE E. GREENE

U.S. flags fly year-round, but soon even more flags will be displayed proudly. Flag Day is Wednesday, and July Fourth is around the corner.

To properly honor Old Glory, here are some tips from the American Legion:

  • Display the flag only from sunrise to sunset unless the flag is properly illuminated during the night.

  • Whether displayed horizontally or vertically against a wall or in a window, the union (the stars) should be in the upper left from the observer's point of view.

  • The flag should not be used as bunting. Red, white and blue bunting should be displayed with the blue above and the red along the bottom.

  • The flag shouldn't be displayed during inclement weather unless it is an all-weather flag made with material such as nylon.

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