Why does the American flag represent freedom?
The American flag has stood as a symbol of freedom and justice for over 225 years. Through wars and in times of peace, the sight of the American flag has given notice to foes and assurances to friends that democracy lives. No other symbol captures the power and glory of our nation like the American flag.
Is it OK to wash a US flag?
Whether you fly a flag daily or bring it out to honor our country on special days, taking care of the flag is a sign of respect. If your flag is looking dingy or is soiled, washing it is quite appropriate. The U.S. Flag Code does not prohibit washing our national flag.
Should you take the flag down when it rains?
Should the American flag be taken down during a rain storm? These are permitted to fly during inclement weather, according to the Flag Code. The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed.
Are you supposed to burn the American flag if it touches the ground?
Does the flag have to be destroyed if it touches the ground? Answer: Care should be exercised in the handling of the flag, to protect it from becoming soiled or damaged. However, you are not required to destroy the flag if it touches the ground.
What is the only flag that can be flown above the US flag?
Is Texas the only state flag allowed to fly at the same height as the US flag? No. This is an urban legend.
Why is the flag taken down at night?
The Flag Code states 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 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.