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Flying the flag

An etiquette guide

By Associated Press

Flying the flag from a pole
Flying the flag alongside other flags
Hanging the flag on a wall
Flying the flag on your car
Wearing a flag pin
Other things to remember

Flying the flag from a pole

To hang a flag in mourning, hoist the flag to the peak of the pole for a moment and then lower it to half-staff. When lowering the flag, raise it to its peak briefly before lowering it completely.


Flying the flag alongside other flags

If the American flag is flown with other flags of states or localities, the American flag should always be at the center and highest point.


Hanging the flag on a wall

If you display the flag against a wall (like hanging it flat outside a window), the union or stars should be on the flag’s right or the observer’s left side.


Flying the flag on your car

When the flag is displayed on a car, the staff should be attached to the right fender.


Wearing a flag pin

Flag pins should be worn on the left side of the body, near the heart.


Other things to remember

  • To display the flag over the middle of a street, it should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east-west street or to the east on a north-south street.

  • Never hang a flag with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress or danger to life.

  • The flag should not touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, water or floor.

  • Today's news:
    Ceremony at Ground Zero
    Mass. remembers victims
    Silence, tears mark day at Logan
    Under alert, Mass. carries on
    Bush faces day with resolve
    World remembers attacks in US
    Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.
    Updated wire coverage

    Photo galleries:
    Families mourn, remember
    Ceremony at Ground Zero
    Ceremony at the Pentagon
    Ceremony at Pa. crash scene
    Remembrances worldwide
    Remembrances in Boston

    NECN RealVideo:
    Moment of silence observed
    Ceremony at State House
    Gettysburg Address read
    Procession at Ground Zero
    A somber travel day at Logan
    Images of Sept. 11, 2001


     DAY ONE   SEPT. 3

    Preparing for the worst
    Security has become the new norm in Greater Boston.

     DAY TWO   SEPT. 4

    Fear and children
    Children's responses may shed light on human anxiety, resiliency.

     DAY THREE   SEPT. 5

    Muslim minds
    The US effort to win over Muslim hearts and minds is failing.

     DAY FOUR   SEPT. 6

    Science vs. terrorism
    New chemical, biological threats spur nation's top minds.

     DAY FIVE   SEPT. 7

    For those deported after Sept. 11, the losses are wrenching.

     DAY SIX   SEPT. 8

    A special Magazine issue
    A Sept. 11 narrative by former Massport chief Virginia Buckingham, plus an essay by Christopher Hitchens.

    A special Arts section
    How culture has changed since Sept. 11, including a gallery of art inspired by the attacks.

    A special Focus section
    A look at how the lives of six Americans were altered.

    Everywhere USA
    Terrorism comes to God's country.

     DAY SEVEN   SEPT. 9

    Where is Al Qaeda?
    How have bin Laden and his terrorist group eluded US forces?

     DAY EIGHT   SEPT. 10

    Two cities
    New York and DC one year later.

     DAY NINE   SEPT. 11

    America remembers
    The US looks back at the terrorist attacks.

    Victims and survivors
    A year later, still hurting.

    A time for bells and remembrance
    A clash of views on terror
    Limited damage to the economy
    Families build support system
    NYC's healing process
    Finding comfort in the kitchen
    Bailey: A day of atonement

    From the Associated Press:
    Tribute paid with tattoos
    Charities changed by 9/11
    White House calls home
    9/11 stole innocence, love
    Man escaped earthquake, 9/11
    Update on 9/11's famous faces
    Firemen still burying dead
    A mother's note to a lost son
    9/11 created heroes in death
    Voice mails bring comfort
    Little things hold memories
    87th floor survivor copes
    Sampling of 9/11 memorials
    Pentagon survivors move on
    Moments of silence on Sept. 11
    Survivors try to move forward
    Families cling to chances
    Sept. 11 widow trying to forgive
    Widow becomes an advocate
    Workplace response varies
    Graphic: Funds offer relief

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