|CARE AND RESPECT|
The U.S. flag should always be treated with utmost care and respect. Remember, the flag represents a living country and, as such, is considered a living thing.
|FOLDING THE FLAG|
|DISPLAYING THE FLAG PROPERLY|
Because the U.S. Flag is the symbol of our country, it should always be displayed in the most prominent, most honored position. No other flag should ever appear more important.
- On a Wall: When the flag is displayed on a wall, it should be displayed with the union uppermost and to the observer's left.
- In Multi-National Flag Displays: In the United States, the U.S. Flag is to be displayed first- to "it's own right"- followed by the flags of all the other countries (at equal height and in alphabetical order) to the left (observer's right) of the U.S. Flag.
- Among Subordinate Flags: When the U.S. Flag is among a group of subordinate flags, such as state and organization flags, the U.S. Flag should be at the center and at the highest point- the position of prominence.
- Displayed from a staff: When displayed from a staff, the flag should hold the position of prominence, in advance of the audience and to the speaker's right (facing the audience). If other flags are also displayed, they should be placed to the speaker's left.
- On a pole: When several flags are flown from the same flag pole, the U.S. Flag should always be at the top- except during church services by naval chaplains at sea when the church pennant may be flown about the U.S. Flag on the ship's mast.
- The United Nations Headquarters Building in New York City, where the U.N. Flag holds the most prominent position, is the only U.S. location exempted from this provision.
- Among Peers: When flags from two or more nations are displayed, the flag code forbids the display of any nation's flag in a position superior to another in time of peace. Therefore, each flag should be of approximately equal size and flown at the same height.
- On the lapel: When the flag is displayed as a lapel pin, it should be worn on the left lapel- near the heart.