- The flag is normally flown from sunrise to sunset.
- In the morning, raise the flag briskly. At sunset, lower it slowly. Always, raise and lower it ceremoniously.
- The flag should not be flown at night without a light on it.
- The flag should not be flown in the rain or inclement weather.
- After a tragedy or death, the flag is flown at half staff for 30 days. It's called "half staff" on land ,and "half mast" on a ship.
- When flown vertically on a pole, the stars and blue field , or "union", is at the top and at the end of the pole (away from your house).
- The American flag is always flown at the top of the pole. Your state flag and other flags fly below it.
- The union is always on top. When displayed in print, the stars and blue field are always on the left.
- Never let your flag touch the ground, never...period.
- Fold your flag when storing. Don't just stuff it in a drawer or box.
- When your flag is old and has seen better days, it is time to retire it. Old flags should be burned or buried. Please do not throw it in the trash.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - An area bank is celebrating Flag Day by giving a few lucky customers a special red, white and blue banner.
Capitol Federal invited visitors at all of its locations this week to register to win a U.S. flag that had been flown over the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Friday, they celebrated the Flag Day holiday by serving refreshments and naming the winners.
One person was selected at each of Capitol Federal's 46 locations. Helen Smith was the winner at the SW 12th and Topeka Blvd. location. Sen. Pat Roberts' office assisted in obtaining the gifts.