Flag Etiquette

Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. Some general guidelines from the Flag Code answer many of the most common questions:

Please visit http://www.usa-flag-site.org/etiquette.shtml to learn more details about flag etiquette.

Displaying the Flag

The flag may be flown at all times, weather permitting, day or night, if properly illuminated. However, certain patriotic days are particularly appropriate for flag display.

Some Special Patriotic Holidays

Lincoln's Birthday
February 12

Washington's Birthday
February 22

Presidents' Day
3rd Monday in February

Battle of Lexington
April 19

Armed Forces Day
3rd Saturday in May

Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence
May 20

Memorial Day
Last Monday in May

Adoption of the National Flag
June 14

Battle of Bunker Hill
June 17

Signing of the Declaration of Independence
July 4

Constitution Week
September 17-23

Columbus Day
2nd Monday in October

Surrender of Yorktown
October 19

Veterans Day
November 11

Bill of Rights Day
December 15

"The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment not of sentiment, but of history." -- President Woodrow Wilson