Archive for Thursday, May 17, 2007

VFW offers flag etiquette reminder

May 17, 2007

The Memorial Day holiday is observed May 28. Guidelines from the Veterans of Foreign Wars for displaying the United States flag are as follows:

  • A flag displayed on a car should be fastened to the right side bumper, antenna or to the window.
  • If displaying a flag on a wall, the blue field should be in the upper left corner, and it should never touch the ground
  • When displaying an all-weather flag outdoors 24 hours a day, there should be a light near it at night so it is not in complete darkness
  • When the flag becomes worn, replace it.

For additional flag etiquette information, visit the VFW Web site at or contact a local post commander.

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