Basic Flag Protocol to Fly Our American Flag
Liberty County is home to the largest military installation east of the Mississippi River! Fort Stewart has been a major part of our history since the 1940s when it was established as an anti-aircraft artillery training center prior to US involvement in World War II. The last 82 years have made an incredible impact on our community, and we look forward to many more with our military friends.
This Friday, November 11th is Veterans Day. This federal holiday was created to honor our United States military veterans who served in the armed forces. So in honor of Fort Stewart and the veterans that have made Liberty County their home, we wanted to share our guide all about taking care of our great American Flag.
Our Guide for Flying the American Flag
Basic guidelines for our beautiful stars and stripes are fairly easy to follow. Here’s a list of some things to keep in mind anytime you are displaying the flag.
- Make sure the flag never touches the ground when hoisting, lowering or moving it.
- The flag should only be flown during daylight hours unless it is kept well lit.
- The flag should not be on display during bad weather.
- The Union (blue section) should be to an observer’s left when displayed.
- When raising the flag, it should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
- If there is more than one flag on the same staff, the American flag should be very top.
- The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery.
- It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds. It should also neve be carried flat or horizontally, but always allowed aloft and free.
- In the event your American flag becomes worn and is no longer presentable, be sure to dispose of it properly. If you are unsure of the proper way to dispose of the flag, most American Legion posts as well as Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops can help retire a flag.
We hope these tips and guidelines help you celebrate our red, white and blue beauty not just on Veterans Day but every day! Here in Liberty County, we support all of our active-duty troops and veterans every single day.
We are so thankful for the rich military history that our county has! We want to thank each and every member of the U.S. armed forces for the sacrifices that they make and for pledging to keep our country safe.