All the Basic Know-How You’ll Need to Fly Our American Flag
Did you know 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 79 years have made an incredible impact on our community, and we look forward to many more with our military friends. So in honor of Fort Stewart and all of our friends we thought a blog all about our great American Flag was in order this November.
Photo courtesy of Joanna Ng
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.
If you are raising the flag, it should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
If there is more than one flag on the same staff, be sure the American flag is at the very top.
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.
Photo courtesy of John Henderson
We hope these tips and guidelines help you celebrate our red, white and blue beauty not just on Veterans Day but every day!