Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Flag

I took this looking through the top of the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.
This was borrowed.

In honor of the 4th here is some flag etiquette. If you would like more I will post more I think Ms. Post has a whole chapter on it!

There are rules and customs connected with out flag that all of us should know and follow to show our respect for our country and our patriotism.
It is proper to fly the flag every day in the year between sunrise and sunset, although customarily it is not flown in inclement weather unless there is a particular occasion that requires its display. It may also be displayed at night as part of a patriotic display.
On Memorial Day, May 30 (or whatever day it is legally observed), the flag is displayed at half staff until noon and then at full staff thereafter until sunset. Flag Day is June--14 the day when we especially celebrate this emblem by displaying the flag. Many of us display the flag on other national holidays too.
There are certain clean-cut situations in which the flag should never be used--for example, as decoration on a portion of a costume or athletic uniform, as embroidery on cushions, scarves, handkerchiefs, or applied to paper napkins or boxes. Of course it should never be used as a covering for articles on a speaker's table, or so placed that objects may be put on or over it.
When a statue or monument is unveiled, the flag should never be used as a covering for the object to be displayed. It is unlawful to use the flag in a registered trademark that comprises "the flag, coat of arms, or other insignia of the United States or any simulation thereof." It goes without saying that national emblems is never displayed in connection with advertising or any kind. When festoons rosettes, or other draperies as desired bunting of blue (uppermost), white, and red should be used, but never the flag itself. -------Etiquette by Emily Post © 1922


Bag Blog said...

I like your photo from the Arizona. I have always wanted to visit the memorials to Pearl Harbor.

Jenn said...

I think it's a great shot !

Buck said...

Flag etiquette, like most forms of manners, is rapidly descending into obscurity these days. And that's SO sad. Thank God for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and the military for keeping some semblance of propriety (where our flag is concerned) alive.

Nice pic at the Arizona, Ash!

Course of Perfection said...

Nice way to honor the 4th. I like the pic.

Inquiries said...

Lou: Thank you. Pearl Harbor is very neat.

Jenn: Thanks!

Buck: You are right! And thank you.

Perfection: Thank you.