Flag Etiquette


The flag of the United States is more than a piece of cloth. It is imbued with the blood and sacrifice of those who went before us, but also with the hopes and dreams of all who have come to this land to experience the opportunities of freedom. "The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history." Woodrow Wilson, June 14, 1915, Flag Day "The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing." U.S. Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8(j)



Flag Code


The flag shall be displayed on all days, especially on New Year's Day, January 1; Inauguration Day, January 20; Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, third Monday in January; Lincoln's Birthday, February 12; Washington's birthday, third Monday in February; Easter Sunday (variable); Mother's Day, second Sunday in May; Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May; Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), the last Monday in May; Flag Day, June 14; Independence Day, July 4; Labor Day, first Monday in September; Constitution Day, September 17; Columbus Day, second Monday in October; Navy Day, October 27; Veteran's Day, November 11; Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November; Christmas Day, December 25; and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States; the birthdays of states (date of admission); and on State holidays.

U.S. Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 6(d)





We have room in this country but for one flag, the Stars and Stripes. We have room for but one loyalty, loyalty to the United States. We have room for but one language, the English language.
~ President Theodore Roosevelt


The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world.
~ Virginia Foxx


Our flag honors those who have fought to protect it, and is a reminder of the sacrifice of our nation's founders and heroes.
~ Joe Barton