Flag Etiquette

Flag Etiquette

Air Force Protocol
from 'Til Wheels are Up'


Flags play an important role in every military ceremony, and there are very formal rules of etiquette with regard to their use and display. The national flag of the United States of America is the most important symbol of our nation's past and future and it's important that we not only display it proudly, but properly, too. This chapter consolidates from many sources what you'll need to know about flag etiquette.
Anthems Of Foreign Nations

Dipping The Colors

"Do's" For Displaying The U.S. Flag

"Don'ts" For Displaying The U.S. Flag

Flag Burning Service And Ceremony

Flag Folding Ceremony

Flag Ordering

Flag Placement

Flag Precedence

Flying The U.S. Flag At Half-Staff
        Honors To The National Anthem
Or "To The Colors"

Mourning Flag

Pledge Of Allegiance To The Flag

Suggestions For Arranging Flags

The Story of the Stars and Stripes

Types Of And Usage Of Other Flags

When To Use Flags

United Nations Flag Regulations

U.S. And Other National Colors

U.S. Flags For Military Funerals