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How should I position my flag when flying it on Memorial Day

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There are several holidays throughout the year where flag flying shows a high degree of patriotism. This includes Flag Day and Independence Day, which always occur on June 14 and July for respectively. The third holiday is Memorial Day is always observed on the last Monday of the month of May.

On Flag Day and Independence Day the flag should be flown at full staff. However on Memorial Day, a day of remembrance of fallen soldiers, the flag is to be flown at half-staff by the request of the president and governor.

If you are flying the flag on a flagpole the flag should be raised to full staff momentarily before being lowered so the middle of the flag is at the center of the flagpole. If this will result in the flag touching the ground the flag should be raised high enough that the ground will not be in contact with the flag.

If you are flying the flag vertically the stars should be in the upper left-hand corner. The easiest way to remember this positioning is at the stars always appear in the upper left-hand corner regardless of whether or not the flag is horizontal or vertical.

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