- Fold the flag neatly and respectfully when being put away
- Keep the flag in good condition, repair it when necessary
- Make sure, when displayed with other flags of states or other organizations, the American Flag is the largest with no other flag placed above it. It is raised first and lowered last:
- However the flag shall not be flown above the flag of other nations during a time of peace. The United States flag is to be raised and lowered at the same time as other countries’ flags;
- Keep the flag illuminated when flown in the dark;
- Display the flag in or near every polling place on election days, every schoolhouse on school days, and near the main entrance of every public institution daily;
- Dispose of the flag in a respectable manner, such as burning, when it is no longer able to be displayed;
- Fly the flag at half-staff on Memorial Day until noon. After noon until sunset the flag shall be flown at full staff.
Dip the flag to anyone or anything
Fly the flag upside down, except in times of extreme distress
Allow the flag to touch anything beneath it (water, ground, etc.)
Fly the flag in times of extreme weather
Place the flag in any matter that allows for damage or dirtiness to easily come upon it
Use the flag to hold, carry, or deliver anything
Wear the flag as a piece of a costume or athletic wear. However, flag patches may be used on the uniforms of military, firefighting, and police organizations. Additionally the flag shall not be used for bedding, drapery, or covering for a ceiling.
Although a flag is allowed to drape over a coffin, it shall not be lowered into the grave or touch the ground at any time.
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