FLAG DAY – DO YOU KNOW YOUR FLAG CODE?

patriotic, farmers, IllinoisHappy Flag Day!

To celebrate, I think every American ought to revisit the Flag Code.  There are SO MANY PEOPLE who (I assume) unknowingly violate the code everyday and I think it would benefit all of us to re-read it every now and then.

As an example, did you know that the flag should never be worn as clothing, bedding, or drapery?  I think this means that any realistic images of a flag on a shirt are technically against the flag code.

Also, when at a parade and the flag comes by, all non-military citizens should stand and place their hand over their heart as a salute.  Men with hats on should remove their hats and hold the hat over their left shoulder with their hand over their heart.  So many people don’t do this!

Review the Flag Code for yourself and make sure you are being as respectful to the flag as you should be as an American citizen!

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