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Everything You Need to Know About Displaying the American Flag

by Katie
| Jun 30, 2021


Learn proper American flag etiquette so you can add a touch of patriotism to your front entrance. 

Proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. 

LARSON products are proudly manufactured in the United States. The red, white and blue have a special place in our heart. As you celebrate Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day this spring and summer, make sure you are correctly displaying your American flag. 


How to Display

Traditional guidelines call for displaying the flag in public only from sunrise to sunset. However,
the flag may be displayed at all times if it’s illuminated during darkness.

The flag should not be subject to weather damage, so it should not be displayed during rain, snow and wind storms unless it is an all-weather flag.

It should be displayed often, but especially on national and state holidays and special

  • New Year's Day
  • Inauguration Day
  • Lincoln's Birthday
  • Washington's Birthday
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Flag Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Patriot Day
  • Constitution Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Navy Day
  • Veteran's Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

In a time of national mourning, hang the flag at half-mast. 

*Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs

How to Fold an American Flag

Keep your flag completely dry and folded properly - into a triangle, with the union section visible - before storing it in a well-ventilated area. If the flag is damaged, it should be disposed of with dignity. The flag should not touch anything below it or rest on the ground. 


Learn Flag Etiquette

You've learned the basics, now take a look at this video to learn how to properly hang your flag and attach it to your home. 

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