The American Flag

American Flag Etiquette

  • The blue field of stars should always be at the peak of the staff
  • No other flag should be placed above the U.S. Flag
  • The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning


  • Regularly inspect your flag for wear and loose stitching
  • Clean your flag when needed
  • You may repair your flag until the point that the flag no longer resembles its original shape.  If your flag is faded, it should be retired.

Meaning behind the American flag colors:

  • Red: Represents hardiness and valor
  • White: Signifies purity and innocence
  • Blue: The color of vigilance, perseverance and justice