Can a flag be considered a sign?
In 2003 the state Legislature passed a law to allow condominium unit owners to display the United States flag as well as political signs.
Can I leave my flag out 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.
Do you take the American flag down at night?
You don’t have to. While the flag code notes that displaying the flag only from sunrise to sunset is “universal custom,” it makes an exception. “However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.”
Where should I hang my flag on my house?
When projecting horizontally or at an angle from a windowsill or front of a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff, unless the flag is at half-staff. When displayed against a wall or in a window, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s right.
How do you illuminate a flag at night?
Ideally, each fixture should produce 150 lumens with a narrow beam. In addition, the lighting fixtures should be installed around 3 feet from the flag pole and aimed at the ball at the top of the pole. This arrangement will allow the lights to spread and illuminate the flag itself, no matter which way the wind blows.
Can a burial flag be flown?
For those VA national cemeteries with an Avenue of Flags, families of Veterans buried in these national cemeteries may donate the burial flags of their loved ones to be flown on patriotic holidays. The law allows us to issue one flag for a Veteran’s funeral. We cannot replace it if it is lost, destroyed, or stolen.
When can a flag be flown upside down?
Fly the flag upside down only “as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.”