U.S. flag with corporate flag

Is it ok to fly a company flag on the same pole with the U.S. flag?

Is is ok to fly a company flag on the same flagpole with the U.S. flag? That’s a recurring question here at The Daily Flag, and the answer never changes:  No. A prime example The developers of this subdivision made two poor business decisions. They spent a lot of money on a towering flagpole so […]

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OK to fly sheriff's flag on halyard with U.S. flag?

OK to fly sheriff’s flag on halyard with U.S. flag?

Alan wrote to ask, “Is it appropriate to display a local county sheriff’s dept. flag beneath the American flag? And, would it be appropriate to display the American flag and the county sheriffs dept. flag without displaying the state’s flag. Thank you for your time.” Alan—thank you for writing. Yes, it’s ok—to both questions. But […]

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American flag on white house

Condo association and The Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005

Betty has some questions about flying the American flag at condos. I am in a new condo development, where we are developing rules. Each building is a duplex of 2 patio homes. Can we restrict the display to one flag per duplex mounted on a specific wall shared by both units? Given the design, there […]

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The Big Bang Theory on Vexillology

The Big Bang Theory on Vexillology

Sheldon has vexillology in his brain that has to get out …

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Lone Star flag hangs upside-down in TimeWarner Cable commercial

Lone Star flag hangs upside-down in TimeWarner Cable commercial

TimeWarner Cable is advertising in Texas, which seems ordinary enough. But the company is using a series of commercials that display the Lone Star flag hanging upside-down on the flagpole. The flag’s white stripe is on the bottom, and the top point on the five-pointed star is pointing down, not up. I spoke with a […]

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National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be celebrated September 18, 2009

National POW/MIA Recognition Day to be celebrated September 18, 2009

The third Friday in September is honored as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The flag is flown in the full-staff position on this day. While the law addresses flying the POW/MIA flag on federal installations only (see the link above), civilians should fly the POW/MIA flag directly beneath the U.S. flag on the same pole. State […]

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Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September 17

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day is a combined event that is observed in the United States on September 17. This event commemorates the formation and signing of the Constitution of the United States September 17, 1787, and celebrates our American citizenship. What a great day to fly the American flag! For an excellent overview of […]

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Texas legislature passes protocol for folding the Lone Star flag

Texas legislature passes protocol for folding the Lone Star flag

Last October on The Daily Flag, I wrote an article titled Texas Fold ‘Em, about folding the Texas flag. The gist of the article was that there was not an official way to fold the flag, although state offices have traditionally folded it the same way the U.S. flag is folded. Early this summer, the […]

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Oh say can you sing---The Star-Spangled Banner

Oh say can you sing—The Star-Spangled Banner

Last Friday I received an email alerting me to the National Anthem YouTube Singing Contest sponsored by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and USA Weekend Magazine! My correspondent asked if I would share this information with The Daily Flag readers, and I am happy to do so. Entries for this contest will end […]

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Folding up "The Daily Flag"

Folding up “The Daily Flag”

Happy New Year! And goodbye. It’s time for me to fold up The Daily Flag. I’ve had a great time for the past two years, and made wonderful friends. TDF readers are the best. But I’m not very good at multi-tasking. As it turns out, my best attribute is also my worst attribute. That means […]

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