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Flag Day & Flag Etiquette


Flag Etiquette

The following are not laws;
they are examples of courteous flag etiquette.
  1. Fly a U.S. flag above all other flags on a flagpole.

  2. An upside-down flag is a sign of distress.

  3. A flag at half-mast is a sign of mourning.

  4. When raising or lowering a flag half-mast, first raise the flag to the top of the flagpole.

  5. It is unacceptable to lower a flag over a casket into a grave.

  6. It is acceptable to display a flag at night if it is properly illuminated.

  7. The blue portion of the flag will be visible on a properly folded flag.

  8. Give a flag that's beyond repair to your local American Legion Post - they will dispose of it properly.

For Teachers

History of the Flag and Flag Day

June Themes - Flag Day

American Flag Lesson (PBS)

Flag Day Lesson

Flag Day (lessons) June 14

Betsy Ross Five Pointed Star in one snip (paper art)

Betsy Ross - The Woman, The House, The Flag (background)

Flag Day Quest (short webquest)

Free Presentations in PowerPoint format for Flag Day

Free Clip Art

For Kids

US Flag, Flag Day, Betsy Ross - Games & Activities

Free Presentations

US Flag, Flag Day, Betsy Ross - Free Presentations in PowerPoint format