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Flag Etiquette, how did you do?

Editorial submitted by Conrad Doyle


In our previous issue we ask you to test you knowledge as it pertains to

Flag etiquette, let’s see how well you scored.

True or False:

The flag should not be dipped to any person or thing, even the President.

Except for signaling, the flag should never be displayed with the union

(stars) down.

The flag should never touch anything beneath it, except for the ground,

floor, or water.

The flag should be carried flat or horizontally.

The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored so that it

might be easily torn, soiled, or damaged.

The flag may be used as covering for a ceiling.

The flag should never have anything placed on it with the only exception

being an emblem or Crucifix.

The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose.

The flag should never be embroidered on cushions or handkerchiefs.

The flag should never be printed on paper napkins or boxes.

The flag should never be affixed to nor used as any portion of a costume

unless the costume is representative of a soldier or a political

personality.