To commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States in 1777.
To commemorate the birthday of Betsy Ross.
To commemorate the birthday of Francis Scott Key.
The flag should not be dipped for any person or thing except in special naval procedures.
The flag should not touch the ground.
The flag should never fly at night.
The blue starred portion
The red and white stripes
The flag pole
Using the flag for advertising
Using the flag for clothing, bedding or draperies
Using the flag for a flag pin
Stand at attention with hand over heart
Rules are flexible depending on the time and place.
The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously.
The flag should be raised slowly and lowered briskly and ceremoniously.
The flag should be raised and lowered at the same tempo.