With the Fourth of July this week, many Charlotte NC residents will be proudly displaying their American flags in front of their homes. However, there is a certain flag etiquette that many do not know about! For instance, did you know that no state or city flag should be placed above or to the right of the American flag?
Below are a few flag etiquette rules to follow this summer (and all year long!) as you show your patriotism, especially as you celebrate our nation’s birthday!
When displaying with another flag
If you’re displaying your American flag with another flag in a cross-staff fashion, make sure the American flag is placed above the other on the flag’s own right (or the viewer’s left side).
When displaying on an angled staff
If you’re displaying your flag on an angled staff from a window or in front of your Charlotte home, the union should be at the peak of the staff.
When displaying on a wall or window
If you’re displaying your flag horizontally or vertically against a wall or in a window, the flag should be flat and the union should be uppermost and on the flag’s own right (the viewer’s left side).
When displaying with another state or city flag
If you’re displaying your flag with another state or city flag, the American flag should always be placed above the others and on the right side (the viewer’s left). Flags from other countries should be flown from separate staffs of the same height.
When displaying at night
If you’re displaying your American flag at night, the flag should always be lit.
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