Because of the terrorist attacks on America, many people have been displaying the American flag. I am fully supportive of this national patriotic display, but I am concerned that some may not be displaying and respecting the flag correctly.
Thank you for publishing the rules of displaying and respecting the flag in yesterday's paper on Sunday. This was timely, as I was also researching for the rules of the flag these past two weeks. However, here are some additional rules that I found from "How To Display And Respect The Flag Of The United States" from the United States Navy Recruiting Command:
1. The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is bad, except when an all-weather flag is used.
2. The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously. It should never be dipped to any person or thing nor should it ever be displayed with the union down except as a signal of dire distress.