There can be confusion and questions about how to properly wear and display the American flag, especially around the summer holidays of Memorial Day andwhen many people want to display a flag.
Here is what the law says about using the American flag properly:
- The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise.
- The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free.
- No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.
- The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying or delivering anything.
- The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
- The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle or of a railroad train or a boat.