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The American flag is a symbol of courage and honor. Our flag carries American ideas.
American history and American feelings.
It is not a painted rag. It is a whole national history.
It is the Constitution. It is the Government.
It is the emblem of the sovereignty of the people.
It is the Nation.
-Henry Ward Beecher, 1861


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I pledge allegiance (I promise to be true)
to the flag (to the symbol of our country)
of the United States of America (each state that has joined to make our country)
and to the Republic (an elected government is that is supposed to be “of, by and for” the people)
for which it stands (the flag means the country)
one nation (a single country)
under GOD (the people believe in God and our nation was founded under Him)
Indivisible (the country held together as one)
With Liberty and Justice (with freedom and fairness)
for all (for each person in the country…you and me!)

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U.S. Flag Code
Time and Occasions for Display

image001It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flag staffs in the open.

However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

(b) The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

(c) The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.

The Flag should be displayed on all days, especially on

January 1 – New Year’s Day
January 20 – Inauguration Day
January 3rd Monday – Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday
February 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday
February 3rd Monday – Washington’s Birthday
(variable) – Easter Sunday
May 2nd Sunday – Mother’s Day
May 3rd Saturday – Armed Forces Day
May last Monday – Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
June 14 – Flag Day
June 3rd Sunday – Father’s Day
July 4 – Independence Day
July 27 – National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
September 1st Monday – Labor Day
October 2nd Monday – Columbus Day
October 27 – Navy Day
November 11 – Veterans Day
November 4th Thursday – Thanksgiving Day
December 25 – Christmas Day
Other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States
Birthdays of States (date of admission)
State holidays

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· By order of the President of The United States

· By order of the Governor of your state

Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15th (sunrise until sunset)

Memorial Day, last Monday in May (sunrise until NOON)

Patriot Day, September 11 (sunrise until sunset)

National Firefighters Memorial Day, 1st Sunday in October (sunrise until sunset)

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7th (sunrise to sunset)

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Six days throughout the year that Congress has mandated the flying of the National League of Families POW/MIA flag.

National POW/MIA Recognition Day (held the 3rd Friday in September)
Armed Forces Day
Memorial Day
Flag Day
Independence Day
Veterans Day
The flag is to be flown at major military installations, national cemeteries, all post offices, VA medical facilities, the World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the official offices of the secretaries of state, defense and veterans affairs, the director of the selective service system and the White House