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THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES

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Title: THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES


1
THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES
2
OVERVIEW
  • HISTORY OF THE U.S. FLAG
  • DEVELOPMENT
  • MEANINGS OF COLORS, SYMBOLS
  • MAKEUP OF CURRENT U.S. FLAG
  • DISPLAY/HANDLING OF THE U.S. FLAG
  • WHEN TO DISPLAY
  • HOW TO DISPLAY
  • PROPER CARE/HANDLING (RESPECT)

3
GRAND UNION FLAG
4
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FLAG
  • GRAND UNION FLAG - 1775
  • 13 STRIPES (FOR 13 ORIGINAL COLONIES)
  • CROSS IN UPPER LEFT CORNER
  • UNOFFICIAL NATIONAL FLAG UNTIL 1777
  • CAMBRIDGE FLAG OR CONGRESS COLORS
  • PRESENT AT MOST BATTLES PRIOR TO 1777

5
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FLAG
  • ON JUNE 14, 1777, 2ND CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
    AUTHORIZED A NEW FLAG
  • 13 STRIPES, ALTERNATE RED AND WHITE
  • 13 STARS ON A BLUE BACKGROUND

6
BETSY ROSS FLAG
7
Designers and Patriots
  • SEVERAL FLAGMAKERS
  • BETSY ROSS BEST KNOWN
  • HER DESIGN MOST RECOGNIZED
  • 13 STARS IN A CIRCLE ON THE BLUE BACKGROUND
  • REBECCA YOUNG AND CORNELIA BRIDGES

8
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FLAG
  • IN 1794, CONGRESS PASSED A NEW FLAG LAW
  • TWO (2) NEW STATES (KENTUCKY AND VERMONT)
  • 15 STRIPES, 15 STARS
  • INSPIRED FRANCIS SCOTT KEY TO WRITE THE STAR
    SPANGLED BANNER ON A BRITISH SHIP NEAR FT MCHENRY

9
STAR SPANGLED BANNER FLAG
10
DEVELOPMENT OF THE FLAG
  • IN 1818, PRES. MONROE PASSED A NEW FLAG LAW
  • 13 STRIPES, ALTERNATE RED, WHITE
  • WHITE STARS ON A BLUE BACKGROUND FOR THE STATES
  • ADD A STAR TO THE FLAG AS NEW STATES WERE ADDED
    TO THE UNION
  • MINOR REVISIONS TO BACKGROUND DUE TO INCREASE IN
    STATES

11
MEANING OF THE COLORS AND SYMBOLS
  • STARS NUMBER OF STATES
  • STRIPES 13 ORIGINAL COLONIES
  • RED HARDNESS, VALOR
  • WHITE PURITY, INNOCENCE
  • BLUEVIGILANCE, JUSTICE, PERSEVERANCE

12
TODAYS U.S. FLAG
  • 13 ALTERNATING RED AND WHITE STRIPES
  • 7 RED, 6 WHITE
  • UNION
  • BLUE FIELD EXTENDING TO THE 4TH RED STRIPE
  • CONTAINS WHITE 5-POINTED STARS
  • 50 WHITE STARS (50 STATES) WITH THE ADDITION OF
    ALASKA AND HAWAII
  • FIRST FLOWN AT FT MCHENRY JULY4, 1960
  • FLAG OF LIBERATION

13
TODAYS FLAG
14
WHEN TO DISPLAY
  • NORMALLY, SUNRISE TO SUNSET ON BUILDINGS AND
    FLAGPOLES
  • CAN BE DISPLAYED 24 HOURS FOR PATRIOTIC EFFECT
  • REQUIRES AN ALL-WEATHER FLAG
  • MUST BE ILLUMINATED IN HOURS OF DARKNESS (BY A
    LAW ENACTED ON JULY 7, 1960
  • CAN BE DISPLAYED DURING BAD WEATHER
  • REQUIRES AN ALL-WEATHER FLAG

15
WHEN TO DISPLAY
  • New Years Day
  • Inauguration Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Lincolns Birthday
  • Presidents Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Mothers Day
  • Armed Forces Day
  • Memorial Day

16
WHEN TO DISPLAY
  • Flag Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor day
  • Constitution Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Navy Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

17
WHEN TO DISPLAY
  • DISPLAYED AS DIRECTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE
    UNITED STATES
  • DISPLAYED DAILY NEAR PUBLIC BUILDINGS
  • DISPLAYED AT VOTING BOOTHS ON ELECTION DAYS
  • DISPLAYED DAILY IN OR NEAR SCHOOLHOUSES

18
HOW TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
  • IN A PROCESSION OR A PARADE
  • CARRIED ON THE MARCHING RIGHT
  • CENTER FRONT OF A LINE OF FLAGS
  • NEVER DRAPED OVER A CAR, TRAIN, BOAT ON A CAR,
    FRONT RIGHT ON FENDER/CHASSIS
  • NO FLAG CARRIED HIGHER OR TO THE RIGHT
  • EXCEPTION CHURCH SERVICES AT SEA. CHURCH
    PENNANT MAY BE FLOWNABOVE FLAG DURING SERVICES

19
HOW TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
  • STATIONARY (OFFICES, CEREMONIES, BUILDINGS) NO
    FLAG FLOWN HIGHER EXCEPTION UNITED NATIONS FLAG
    AT UN HQ
  • DISPLAY FLAT OR HANGING FROM A STAFF
  • CROSSED STAFFS U.S.FLAG IN FRONT, OBSERVERS
    LEFT
  • DISPLAY AT HIGHEST POINT IN A GROUP OF FLAGS OF
    DIFFERENT STATES OR SOCIETIES

20
HOW TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
  • DISPLAY AT TOP WHEN SEVERAL FLAGS OF
    STATES/SOCIETIES ON THE SAME POLE
  • DISPLAY AT THE RIGHT SIDE OF FLAGS IN A LINE
  • RAISE THE U.S. FLAG FIRST, LOWER IT LAST
  • DISPLAY AT AN ANGLE OR HORIZONTAL FROM THE SIDE
    OF A BUILDING/HOUSE
  • WITH 2 OR MORE NATION FLAGS, USE DIFFERENT POLES,
    FLY AT SAME HEIGHT

21
HOW TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
  • SUSPENDED OVER SIDEWALK
  • FLAG HANGS DOWN, STARS UPPER LEFT (FLAG RIGHT,
    OBSERVOR LEFT)
  • DISPLAYED HORIZONTAL/VERTICAL A WALL OR IN A
    WINDOW
  • STARS ALWAYS IN UPPER LEFT (FLAG RIGHT , OBSERVOR
    LEFT)
  • SUSPENDED OVER A STREET
  • HANGING VERTICAL, E-W STREET - STARS FACE NORTH
    N-S STREET STARS FACE EAST

22
HOW TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
  • SPEAKER PLATFORM
  • HANG BEHIND AND ABOVE SPEAKER WITH STARS TO FLAG
    RIGHT
  • IF FLAG IN HOLDERS, U.S. FLAG TO SPEAKERS RIGHT.
    OTHER FLAGS ON SPEAKERS LEFT
  • (EX. CHURCH, GRADUATION, ASSEMBLIES)

23
HOW TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
  • HALF-STAFF (HALF- MAST)
  • MEMORIAL DAY UNTIL 1200 NOON
  • BY ORDER OF THE PRESIDENT
  • DEATH OF A MAJOR U.S.GOVERNMENT OFFICAL, FOREIGN
    DIGNITARY
  • SPECIAL EVENT
  • BY ORDER OF A STATE GOVERNOR
  • DEATH OF A MAJOR STATE OFFICIAL
  • SPECIAL EVENT

24
PROPER CARE AND HANDLING OF THE FLAG
  • NEVER DIP THE FLAG TO ANY PERSON OR THING
  • NEVER DISPLAY THE FLAG WITH THE STARS DOWN
  • EXCEPTION DISTRESS SIGNAL
  • NEVER LET THE FLAG TOUCH THE FLOOR, GROUND,
    WATER, MERCHANDISE
  • NEVER CARRY THE FLAG HORIZONTAL OR FLAT. CARRY
    IT ALOFT AND FREE.

25
PROPER CARE AND HANDLING OF THE FLAG
  • NEVER USED AS CLOTHES, BEDDING, DRAPERY
  • NEVER USED TO COVER A CEILING
  • NEVER WRITE OR MARK ON THE FLAG
  • NEVER USE THE FLAG AS A BASKET TO CATCH, HOLD,
    CARRY/DELIVER THINGS

26
PROPER CARE AND HANDLING OF THE FLAG
  • NEVER USED FOR ADVERTISING
  • NO EMBROIDERY ONCUSHIONS/HANDERCHIEF
  • NO PRINTING ON BOXES, PAPER NAPKINS FOR QUICK USE
    THEN THROW AWAY
  • NO ADVERTISING SIGNS ON A POLE FROM WHICH THE
    FLAG IS FLOWN
  • NEVER USED AS PART OF A COSTUME OR ATHLETIC
    UNIFORM
  • EXCEPTION FLAG PATCH CAN BE PLACED ON A UNIFORM
    (MILITARY, POLICE, FIREMAN)

27
PROPER CARE AND HANDLING OF THE FLAG
  • NEVER FASTEN, DISPLAY, USE OR STORE IN A WAY THAT
    WOULD DAMAGE OR DIRTY THE FLAG
  • DISPOSE OF A FLAG THAT CAN NO LONGER BE USED
    (DIRTY, TORN) BY BURNING
  • CUT THE BLUE FIELD FROM THE FLAG
  • PUT THE TWO PIECES TOGETHER
  • BURN THE TWO PIECES IN PRIVATE

28
CONCLUSION
  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE U.S. FLAG
  • MEANING OF THE COLORS AND SYMBOLS
  • TODAYS FLAG

29
CONCLUSION
  • WHEN TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
  • TIMES, DATES
  • HOW TO DISPLAY THE FLAG
  • PROCESSIONS, PARADES
  • STATIONARY
  • HOW TO PROPERLY CARE FOR AND HANDLE THE U.S. FLAG
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