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Can schools fly the American flag?

The Flag Code requires that the US flag be flown on federal institutions, including public schools. It does not require you to fly the US flag and it does not forbid you from displaying a foreign flag.

Is it illegal to leave an American flag on the ground?

The Flag Code states that the flag should not touch anything beneath it, including the ground. As long as the flag remains suitable for display, even if washing or dry-cleaning is required, you may continue to display the flag as a symbol of our great country.

Can you fly a flag in the rain?

The U.S. Flag Code addresses the rules for flying flags, rain or shine. The United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, states: “The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed.”

Is it disrespectful to fly a torn American flag?

It’s important to remember the cardinal rule: tattered American flags should not be flown under any circumstances. It is disrespectful to the country, but in particular, the United States military. When you notice your flag beginning to wear and tear, take it down immediately to make the proper repairs.

Is it illegal to make clothing out of a flag?

Answer: Unless an article of clothing is made from an actual United States flag, there is NO breach of flag etiquette whatsoever. People are simply expressing their patriotism and love of country by wearing an article of clothing that happens to be red, white, and blue with stars and stripes.

Can you wrap yourself in the American flag?

Actually, by draping the flag over their shoulders, they’re actually disrespecting the flag and the Flag Code. According to section 176 of the Flag Code, “The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery” aka you should NOT drape it over your shoulders or wrap it around your body like a towel.

Is it disrespectful to drape a flag over your shoulders?

Yes. Can you drape an actual flag over your shoulders and wear it as a cape? Wearing the flag emblem is acceptable in most cases but treating an actual flag like a costume or accessory is a sign of disrespect whether regulated by a flag code or not.