American Flag Rules

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American Flag Rules
American Flag Rules are very important as US Federal law stipulate protocol to ensure that due honor and respect is given to the most famous emblem of the United States of America. The flag serves as a symbol of  heritage, national pride, patriotism and honor.

American Flag Rules & Protocol
The American Flag code provides the rules and protocol in relation to the use and display of the Stars and Stripes. American flag rules and protocol are prescribed by authority and are described in the United States flag code.


Rules and Protocol
American Flag Rules is part of the US Flag Code was first adopted on June 14, 1923 to coincide with the first American Flag Day. The US Flag Code provides help and guidance to all citizens regarding America flag Rules and protocol. The flag rules relating to the use and display of the American flag was made law on December 22, 1942. The United States Code allows the President to make any appropriate changes or include any additional rules to the code and protocol.

American Flag Rules and Protocol
It is important that "No disrespect should be shown to the American flag of the United States of America". The table provides details of the rules and protocol provide guidelines in respect of advertising, advertising signs, embroidery, printing, costume, patches, lapel pins, markings and the disposal of worn flags. For additional information refer to:

The guidelines in relation to the protocol are detailed below:

"No disrespect should be shown to the American flag of the United States of America"

Rules & Protocol: AdvertisingAmerican flags should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever
Rules: Advertising signsAdvertising signs should not be fastened to a flagpole or halyard from which the flag is flown
Rules & Protocol: EmbroideryFlags should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like
Rules & Protocol: PrintingFlags should not be printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard
Rules & Protocol: CostumeNo part of the American flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform
Rules & Protocol: PatchesA flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations
Rules & Protocol: Lapel pinThe American flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart
Rules: No Markings on FlagsAmerican flags should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature
Rules: Not a receptacleAmerican flags should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything
Rules & Protocol: Display CareIt should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
Rules: Disposal of Worn flagsWhen an American flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display it, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

American Flag Rules, Rules & Protocol - United States Code
The laws relating to the American Flags Rules and Protocol  are detailed in Title 4 of the United States Code. Title 36, Chapter 1 of the United States Code relates to patriotic and national observances. These laws were supplemented by Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations.


American Flag Rules

Markings on Flags and Disposal of worn flags

Advertising and Advertising signs

Embroidery, Printing and Costume
Honor and Respect
Patches and Lapel pins
The United States Code
Patriotic and American national symbols

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