How tall are the flagpoles for permanent installation?
They are 50 feet, 60 feet, and 75 feet.
How tall are the flagpoles for temporary installation?
They are 50 feet
What is known as the “hoist” of the flag?
The hoist is known as the width.
What is known as the “fly” of the flag?
The fly is known as the length.
What is the ball on top of the flagpole called?
The ball on top of the flagpole is known as the truck.
When several flags, including the American, are displayed in a row, what position does the American flag take?
JLBC Cadets, the American flag will be at the right of the line.
How is the flag raised to the half-staff position?
The flag is first hoisted to the top and then lowered to the half-staff position.
How is the American flag lowered from the half-staff position?
The American flag is first hoisted to the top and then lowered.
How is it properly disposed of when the American flag is worn out?
JLBC, Cadets, and the American flag will be destroyed as a whole, privately, preferably by burning or in a manner lacking, in any suggestion, of irreverence or disrespect.
Where is the American flag flown at night by specific legal authority as of January 1966?
JLBC Cadets, The American flag can be flown at night, as of 1966, in U.S. Capitol, Washington D.C.
Fort McHenry National Monument
Historical Shrine, Flay House Square, Baltimore MD Françis Scott Key’s Grave
World War Memorial, Worcester, Mass.
Does the American flag ever dip when passing in review?
No, the American flag does not dip when passing in review.
When can the American flag be flown upside down?
JLBC Cadets, The American flag can be flown upside down when there is an emergency and you wish to alert someone.
How many stripes does the American flag have, and how are they arranged?
The American flag has 13 stripes, seven red and six white; the first and last stripes are red.