UNITED STATES FLAG ETIQUETTE What is Etiquette Etiquette
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UNITED STATES FLAG ETIQUETTE
What is Etiquette? Etiquette: 1. Required social behavior; accepted ways to behave in any class or community or for any occasion. 2. A planned or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony, in official or other formal observances.
The United States Flag should never be flown higher than flags of other nations.
True! When the flag is flown with other countries each flag must be on a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be the same size, and they should be raised and lowered together. The flag of one nation may not be above another nation.
The flag should not be flown higher than those of U. S. states.
False! In a group of state, local and/or society flags, the American Flag should be flown highest and in the center.
The flag should be in the rear(back) of a procession(parade) and centered.
False! If the American Flag is carried in a procession with other flags, it should be in the front to its own right or, in the center of a line of flags.
The United States flag should only be flown on holidays.
False! The flag should be displayed daily from sunrise to sunset and especially on national holidays.
The United States flag should never touch the ground.
True! The flag should not touch anything beneath it, including the ground.
A flag should be placed on a speaker’s right.
True! The right is a position of honor.
Old flags that are being discarded, should be burned and not thrown in the garbage.
True! When a flag has served its useful purpose it should be destroyed by burning. It should be done discretely and with honor.