2010-09-04 / Editorials & Letters

VFW Ladies Auxiliary offers some guidelines for Old Glory

Editor:

In the past years there has been a resurgence of patriotic pride. The U.S. flag can be seen flying everywhere to indicate a symbol of unity, to remember the men and women serving in our military and to remember those who have died for our country.

Many individuals with questions about proper flag etiquette have contacted the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Ladies Auxiliary and we appreciate their questions.

To assist in displaying our nation’s symbol, I would like to share a few guidelines:

1. A flag displayed on a car should be fastened to the right side bumper, antenna, or to a window.

2. If displaying a flag on a wall, the blue field should be in the upper left hand corner and it should never touch the ground.

3. When displaying an allweather flag outdoors, 24 hours a day, there should be a light near it at night so it is not in complete darkness.

4. Above all, when the flag becomes worn, replace it.

VFW Post 1388 has flag retirement ceremonies and if you would like to drop off your worn flag, we will be glad to retire it with dignity.

Remember OLD GLORY has been flying for more than 234 years and will be flying for many, many years in the future. Thank you for showing your patriotic pride.

God Bless America!
Lauralyn Palmer, President
Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW
Post 1388

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