DETACHMENT OF GEORGIA
SONS OF THE AMERICAN LEGION
FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
The Flag FAQs
 
1. Can a flag that has been used to cover a casket be displayed after its original use?


2. Can the United States flag be displayed on days when the weather is inclement?


3. What is the significance of displaying the flag at half-staff?


4. When the flag is not flown from a staff, how should it be displayed?


5. How are unserviceable flags destroyed?


6. Can the flag be washed or dry-cleaned?


7. Are you required to destroy the flag if it touches the ground?


8. What is the proper method for folding the flag?


9. May a person, other than a veteran, have their casket draped with the flag of the United States?


10. What is the significance of the gold fringe which we see on some American flags?


11. What is meant by the flag's own right?


12. Is it proper to fly the flag of the United States at night?


13. What should be the position of the flag when displayed from a staff in a church, public auditorium or other public meeting place, whether indoors or outdoors, on platform, or on the floor at ground level?


14. What are the penalties for the physical desecration of the flag?
The Sons of The American Legion
Detachment of Georgia
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Stockbridge, GA 30281

 

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