Flying a Flag This Weekend? Here’s the Proper Way to Do It
We'll see lots of American flags on display this Memorial Day Weekend, and there are right ways and wrong ways to do it. Do you know the difference?
My dad is a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the American Legion chapter in Nebraska where he lives, and he's a very patriotic guy. We always had a flag flying at home on holidays as I was growing up, and my dad just knew the right way to do it. But I didn't.
So I Googled, and here's what I found.
Hopefully this clears some things up. Have a great Memorial Day Weekend! And take some time to remember that the holiday is about more than shopping, road trips, and barbecues.
You can fly the flag if it's raining, as long as it's made of some sort of all-weather material like nylon.
If the flag is old and tattered it has to be properly disposed of, and not just tossed. The local VFW post can help.
Flags aren't supposed to touch the ground, but if it does and it gets dirty, it can be washed or dry-cleaned.
Flags can be flown at night as long as there is a spotlight on them. They have to be properly lit.
You can still display it on a wall or in a window.