The Flag

Here’s some learnin for ya. Did you know we have a Flag Code? It’s a set of rules for how to and how to not handle the American Flag. This is what you should NOT do with the flag:

  • The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing.
  • The flag should not be used as a drapery, or for covering a speaker’s desk, draping a platform, or for any decoration in general.
  • The flag should never be used for any advertising purpose.
  • The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, fireman, policeman and memvers of patriotic organizations.
  • The flag should never have placed on it, or attached to it, any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure, or drawing of any kind.
  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
  • When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object. To store the flag, it should be folded neatly and ceremoniously. The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.
  • When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

Yup, there ya go. Don’t do that.

10 Responses to “The Flag”


  1. 1 wojo

    You can find more at [url=http://www.usflag.org/us.code36.html]http://www.usflag.org/us.code36.html[/url].  I remember looking at this stuff back around 9/11, but I have a short attention span and didn’t read the entire page.  

    I think the reason I looked it up was to find out what the correct heights are for flags, how they should be arranged with other flags (other countries, state, etc), and how they must be illuminated or not.

    Now where did my flag pole go …

  2. 2 tinMan

    fuck! i can just see the crack down at our frat house for the improper use of the US flag. good thing i don’t live there no more. :D

  3. 3 wojo

    You should rat on them!

    1-800-BAD-FLAG

  4. 4 tinMan

    alright, i’ll go by your real name too, okay wojo?

  5. 5 forgo

    Who has a real name?

  6. 6 wojo

    Certainly not me!  That would be preposterous to think I have a real name.

  7. 7 tinMan

    but i thought wojo was your real name?

  8. 8 wojo

    Oh, are you tricking me somehow?  You are, aren’t you?  I sense trickery!  Mr. Trickster!  Trick away!  Iím impervious to your trickery!

  9. 9 forgo

    Too late! You’re trickered!

  10. 10 tinMan

    Ahahhahhahahhahahahhahaha! you fool! now i even know the origin of the name wojo! Bwhahahahha!

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