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American Flag Etiquette

Memorial Day is next Monday! As an important symbol of our country, everybody should understand the significance of flying the flag. On Memorial Day fly the flag at half-mast, a position reserved for when the country is in mourning, until noon, before raising it to full mast for the remainder of the Day.

Here is the full list of the proper way to fly the American Flag:

  • The custom is to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on flagstaffs in the open, but it may be displayed at night upon special occasions to produce a patriotic effect.
  • When the flag is hung vertically on a wall, window, or door, the Union (blue section) should be to the observer’s left. When the flag is hung either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the Union should be to the observer’s left.
  • The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
  • The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement.
  • The flag should be displayed at every public institution and in or near every polling place on election days, and at schoolhouses during school days.
  • In a procession, the American flag should be to the right of any other flag or, if in a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line.
  • The flag should not be displayed on a float except from a staff, nor draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle.
  • When the flag is displayed on a vehicle, the staff should be fixed firmly to the chassis.
  • No other flag should be placed above the American flag or, if they are to be placed on the same level, to the right of the American flag.
  • The United Nations flag may not be displayed above or in a position of superior prominence to the United States flag except at United Nations Headquarters.
  • The flag, when displayed with another against a wall—both from crossed staffs—should be on the right (the flag’s own right), and its staff should be in front of the other staff.
  • The American flag should be at the center and the highest point when displayed with a group of state flags.
  • When flags of states, cities, etc., are flown on the same halyard, the American flag should be at the peak.
  • When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height, and the American flag should be hoisted first and lowered last.
  • When displayed from a staff projecting from a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff.
  • When the flag is displayed otherwise than by being flown from a staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out; or so suspended that its folds fall as freely as though the flag were staffed.
  • When displayed over a street, the flag should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street, or to the east in a north and south street.
  • On a platform, the flag should be above and behind the speaker, with the union uppermost and to the observer’s left.
  • When displayed from a staff in a church or auditorium, the flag should occupy the position of honor and be placed at the speaker’s right as he faces the audience.
  • When flown at half-staff, the flag should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to half-staff position. It should again be raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. Half-staff is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff. The flag must be flown at half-staff on all buildings on the death of any officer listed below, for the period indicated:
    • For the President or a former President:30 days from the date of death.
    • For the Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States, or the Speaker of the House of Representatives:10 days from the day of death.
    • For an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a member of the Cabinet, a former Vice President, the President pro tempore of the Senate, the Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives:From the day of death until interment.
    • For a United States Senator, Representative, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico:the flag should be flown in the metropolitan area of the District of Columbia, on the day of death and on the following day; in the state, congressional district, territory, or commonwealth of such Senator, Representative, Delegate, or Commissioner, from the day of death until interment.
    • For a Governor:Within the state, territory, or possession, from the day of death until interment.
  • When the flag is used to cover a casket, the union should be at the head and over the left shoulder.
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SOLD! 3239 Lenard Dr, Castro Valley, CA 94546 | Castro Valley CA Homes
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$722,000
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Interior: 1,468 sqft
Lot: 5,292 sqft
Year Built: 1958
MLS #: 40795681
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3239 Lenard Dr
Castro Valley, CA 94546
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Lot: 1,891 sqft
Year Built: 1973
MLS #: 40784343
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5644 Shadow Ridge Dr
Castro Valley, CA 94552
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Charming end unit townhome with 3 Bedrooms plus office/den, 3 Baths in move-in condition. Sunny living room with cozy fireplace, large kitchen with gas range and hardwood floors, large dining area with hardwood floors and plantation shutters, downstairs office/possible bedroom with double door entry, spacious master suite with walk-in closet, soaking tub and separate shower, and dual vanity. Large secondary bedrooms and functional hall bath with dual vanity. Inside laundry with storage, hardwood floors, new carpeting, plantation shutters, 2 car attached garage, and private patio with spa. Great location in Palomeres Hills surrounded by hills and views. Community pool, spa, clubhouse, and tennis court.


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Lot: 3,250 sqft
Year Built: 2002
MLS #: 40770254
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7353 Buren Pl
Castro Valley, CA 94552
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7353 Buren Pl, Castro Valley, CA 94552

7353 Buren Pl | Castro Valley | CA | 94552

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5650 Shadow Ridge Drive | Castro Valley | CA | 94552

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Rare, single story home in quiet Castro Valley neighborhood.   Updated throughout with designer paint, upgraded kitchen, refinished hardwood floors and much more.   4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,891 sq ft home on exclusive .28 acre park like lot that backs to open space.