Is your flag being flown properly?

As Memorial Day, Flag Day, the Fourth of July and other patriotic holidays occur, the proper display and use of the United States flag comes into focus.

The non-binding Flag Code — Title 36, Chapter 10 of the U.S. Code — provides guidance in regard to display and use of the flag.

An illustrated version for common activities is available from the Department of Veterans Affairs at, with a more extensively produced private United State Flag Manual is at