June 14th has been designated as "Flag Day", each year, paying tribute to our red, white, and blue; stars and stripes. The week of June 14 is also designated as "National Flag Week." Many individuals display the American Flag outside of their residence or place of business during this week, yet few are aware of how a flag should be displayed.
How to Display a Flag
"The flag should be displayed on all days when the weather permits, especially on legal holidays or other special occasions. It is customary to display the flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings or on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, on special occasions it may be displayed at night, preferably lighted. The Flag should be displayed on or near the main administration building of every public institution-in or near polling places on election days-in or near schools when they are in session. A citizen may fly the flag on any day he wishes."~The Flag Company, Inc.
"Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005"
On July 2006, the President signed H.R. 42: Act into Law. This Law prohibits Condo Associations and other Real Estate Management companies from denying owners the right to display the American flag from their individual units.What this means is that even though homeowners may have signed an agreement that restricted modifications to the exterior of their condos or townhouses, the display of the American flag is exempt from those rules.
Betsy Ross is widely known as having desinged the American flag, Yet her major design contribution consisted of changing the six-pointed star to five points!
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