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FLAG DAY JUNE 14th
OFFICIAL FLAG-FLYING DAYS
The laws relating to the flag of the United States are found in detail in the
Title 4, United States Code, Chapter 1, § 6. Time and occasions for display
(a) It 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.
(d) The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on
New Year's Day - January 1
Birthdays of States (CT - Janurary 9th)
Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday - third Monday in January
Lincoln's Birthday - February 12
Washington's Birthday - third Monday in February
Easter Sunday - (variable)
Mother's Day - second Sunday in May
Armed Forces Day - third Saturday in May
Memorial Day (half-staff until noon) - last Monday in May
Flag Day - June 14
Independence Day - July 4
National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27
Labor Day - first Monday - September 1 - 7
Columbus Day - second Monday in October
Navy Day - October 27
Veterans Day - November 11
Thanksgiving Day - fourth Thursday in November
Christmas Day - December 25
Other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States
(e) The flag should be displayed daily on or near the main administration building of every public institution.
(f) The flag should be displayed in or near every polling place on election days.
(g) The flag should be displayed during school days in or near every schoolhouse.
OF COURSE, ANY DAY IS A GOOD DAY TO FLY THE AMERICAN FLAG!!!!!
What size flag should I buy?
There is general rule for the appropriate size flag for a given pole.
GUIDELINES FOR PURCHASING OUTDOOR FLAGS
Flag Proper - Location for Display
12" x 18" - Boat
2' x 3' - House mounted flagpole
2 1/2' x 4' - House mounted flagpole
3' x 5' - House mounted or 20' flagpole
4' x 6' - 25' flagpole
5' x 8' - 30' flagpole
6' x 10' - 35' flagpole
8' x 12' - 40' flagpole
8' x 12' - 45' flagpole
10' x 15' - 50' flagpole
12' x 18' - 60' flagpole
15' x 25' - 70' flagpole
20' x 30' - 80' flagpole
GUIDELINES FOR PURCHASING INDOOR FLAGS
Flag - Proper Pole Size
2' x 3' - 6'
2 1/2' x 4' - 6'
3' x 5' - 7' or 8'
4' x 6' - 9'
5' x 8' - 12'
Saluting the flag by citizens, those in uniform, and non-citizens?
According to the Flag Code, Americans should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart.
Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.
Those who are not U.S. citizens should stand at attention.
Public Law No: 110-181 (Sec. 594) "Allows members and veterans who are present but not in uniform during the hoisting, lowering, or passing of the flag to render the military salute."
Is displaying the flag horizontally, as before a football game, a violation?
Yes. It is contrary to the Flag Code, Section 8c, which reads:
"The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free."
The Patriotic Commission annualy celebrates FlagDay by burning all the old and tattered flags at 10 AM behind Firehouse #1 on Ellington Road. Anyone who can spend an hour helping is always welcome.
There is a Flag disposal box located in the
South Windsor Public Library.