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  • What are some contributors to flag damage?There are many conditions that affect the flag on your flagpole. For instance even flags on adjacent poles do not necessarily receive the same weather effects; a building may partially block some of the elements of the weather from the flag on one pole while the flag on the pole right next to the first pole, may receive the full effects of the weather. In some cases a flag is too close to a building and it hits it, this will cause damage to the flag. The sun is a big contributor to damage to a flag as it causes it to fade. It is important to know that even if a flag is of the highest quality outdoor fabric, it is still not “Miracle” material so the elements of weather, location and usage all affect the life of your flag. That is what make it hard to figure out how long your flag will last. I suggest you check out how to maintain a flag as it will help your flag last longer...

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  • How do I maintain my flag?Here are some things that you can do to extend the life of your flag... #1 - Put your flag up in the morning and take it down at dusk. You will extend the flags life by reducing exposure from 24 hrs daily to 8 to 10 hours and from 7 days a week to just 5. If you are flying your flag at night it is important that you keep it illuminated. #2 - If your flag begins to fray, you should take the flag down and have it repaired. Waiting too long with a damaged flag may make your flag unrepairable. #3 - You should occasionally wash your flag to remove the dirt and grim so you do not deteriorate the flag fabric. The flag should be washed in cold or luke warm water with a regular laundry detergent. #4 Completely dry your flag before folding and storing it for future use to prevent mold and mildew. You should never fly a wet flag as it will easily pick up debris which can potentially damage your flag. #5 A good trick to make sure that you always have a presentable flag is that you make sure that you have 3 flags in your in possession: • Flag #1 - your “everyday” flag on the pole • Flag #2 – Your 2nd flag that is either being repaired or has been cleaned and repaired. • Flag #3 - A new flag ready to replace either flag 1 or 2 when the “visitor” unexpectedly shows up or when flags 1 or 2 can no longer be repaired. When you have used Flag #3 to replace 1 or 2, then you can order a replacement flag.

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  • What is US Flag Etiquette?US Flag Etiquette The following is a brief description of the Flag Code and etiquette for the proper display of the Flag of the United States of America, or as commonly referred to as "The American Flag or US Flag". For a complete description of the United States of American's Flag code, reference: United States Code, 1958 ED., Title 36, CH 10, Sections 171-178 1. No flag can be displayed that is bigger, higher or to the right of the US Flag. There are only 2 exceptions to this rule: • During religious services, while at sea, performed by a Navy Chaplain, the church pennant may be flown above the US Flag, during the service. • At the United Nations Headquarters, the United Nations flag can be flown above the US Flag AND the US FLAG would be displayed in its proper order along with the other national flags of the members of the United Nations. 2. When flags of 2 or more nations are on display together, each flag should be flown on separate flagpoles of the same height with each flag being the same size and flown at the same height. The US FLAG should always be in the position of honor, which is on "its own right", followed by the other national flags arranged in alphabetical order. Here is a layman's explanation of "ITS OWN RIGHT": When you approach someone and offer to shake their hand, your right hand extends out to the other person's right hand. But to do this you are reaching over to your "left" side, as you view this person, to grasp their right hand. The same is true for the flagpole. As you view the flagpoles, with the building as the backdrop, in effect, you are approaching the pole as if it were a person, so the pole on the left, as you are seeing it, is the Right pole (right hand) and that pole is in the position of honor WHEN ALL OF THE POLES ARE OF THE SAME HEIGHT. 3. When displaying flags of other nations, it is considered an insult to display one flag over the other on the same pole. 4. It is considered a grave insult to fly a flag upside down except as a sign of extreme distress. 5. If you have a group of flagpole of different heights, the US FLAG should be flown on the tallest flagpole. In this case, you should not display another nation's flag on these poles. 6. When displaying other flags such as State, County, City, Organizational or other on flag poles of the same height, the flags should be displayed in their order of importance, with the US FLAG first, followed by the state, county, etc. If there is a group of poles taller than the other than, the US FLAG is displayed on the tallest pole, and the next most important flag is flown on the next highest pole, on its own right, followed by the other flags. 7. When flying the flag at "half staff", raise the flag to the top of the pole, briskly, then slowly lower the flag to approximately halfway down the pole. When directed to lower the flag, the flag should be raised briskly to the top of the pole then slowly lowered for the day.

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