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When the Flag of the United States is displayed in a manner other than by being flown from a staff it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or outdoors. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the Flag’s own right, i.e., the observer’s left. When displayed in a window it should be the same way. The Flag should never be draped or used as a decoration to replace bunting.
When flown at half-staff, the Flag is first hoisted to the peak of the staff and lowered to half-staff. Before lowering the Flag for the day it is again raised to the peak and then lowered. On Memorial Day, the Flag is displayed at half-staff from sunrise until noon and at full-staff from noon until sunset.
When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the Flag of the United States of America, should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman’s or speaker’s right as he or she faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed is to be placed to the speaker’s left as he or she faces the audience. Prior to the Flag Code changes in 1976, the display procedure was somewhat different. Now the staffed Flag should always be placed to the right of the speaker without regard to a platform or floor level.
When carried in a procession with another flag or flags, the Flag of the United States should be either on the marching right, i.e., the Flag’s own right, or when there is a line of other flags, the Flag of the United States may be in front of the center of that line.

 

 
When displayed over the middle of the street, as between buildings, the Flag of the United States should be suspended vertically with the union to the north on an east-and-west street and to the east on a north-and-south street.
When used on a speaker’s platform, the Flag, if displayed flat, should be displayed above and behind the speaker. It should never be used to cover the speaker’s table nor to drape over the front of the platform. If flown from a staff it should be on the speaker’s right.

When a number of flags are grouped and displayed from staffs, the Flag of the United States should be in the center or at the highest point of the group.

When it is displayed with any other flag against a wall or in the open, from crossed staffs, the flag of the United States should be on the right, the flag’s own right, and its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag.

To fold the Flag ceremoniously, first fold it lengthwise, bringing the striped half up over the blue field. Then repeat, with the blue field on the outside. Beginning at the lower right, make a series of triangular folds until the Flag resembles a cocked hat with only the blue field visible.

 

 

 

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