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Flag Rules Revealed!

June 14 is National Flag Day, commemorating the date in 1777 when the United States approved the design for its first national flag. Besides not letting the stars & stripes touch the ground or burning the flag, do you know rules around when to fly a flag?

For example, the U.S. Flag Code addresses the rules for flying flags, rain or shine, United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, states: "The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed."

How about the hours to fly the flag?

According to the US Flag Code, all American flags should be displayed from sunrise to sunset every day. Lowering the flag at night is an ultimate sign of respect for Old Glory. You can keep your flag flying 24-hours if it is properly illuminated during all hours of darkness.

What are the best ways to take care of your flag?

  • Wash in warm soapy water and lay flat to dry

  • Frequently wash your flag to remove airborne contaminants

  • Fly it away from other objects

  • Weather conditions will make the life of a flag vary for tears, rips and fading.

Did you know when it's time to replace your flag there are rules about discarding a flag and a location in Downtown Apex in front of the fire station?

In the market for an American flag? Yes- we have all types of shapes and sizes, plus we create custom flags for all types of purposes. You've seen our handwork flying over police stations, YMCA's, schools and municipality locations, as well as decorating indoor locations such as Mayor's office, First Responder training rooms, churches and businesses! Our design team can create the look you've been seeking.

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