A guide to flag etiquette on Flag Day | Local News – Nebraska News

A guide to flag etiquette on Flag Day | Local News – Nebraska News

Adopted in 1777, the flag of the United States is a symbol of pride for our country and to those who serve it. As Flag Day is observed on June 14, flag etiquette allows the great symbol to be recognized properly.

A British guide at the Normandy American Cemetery Anthony Lewis folds the US flag during the flag raising ceremony at the Colleville US cemetery, western France, Sunday June 6, 2010, on the 66th anniversary of the D-Day.



The official rules and regulations for displaying the U.S. flag were adopted by Congress in 1942 and amended in 1976. Appropriate flag etiquette was established to ensure the U.S. flag the respect it deserves.

According to the United State’s Army’s Drill and Ceremonies handbook, provided by the Nebraska National Guard, the U.S. flag has specific placing to follow.

The “field of blue,” including the stars representing each state, is titled the honor point. The honor point of the flag should always be in the flag’s upper right corner, or the observer’s left. When used in…

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