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Ask any of my friends and associates and they’ll tell you that if I’m wearing any sort of garment with a lapel or collar, I’m also sporting an American Flag Pin, and I have for years. I do so because I am an American Patriot who loves, honors, and respects our flag and everything it represents.
I have learned that a lot of people don’t understand some of the intricacies and protocols of displaying the flag even if that display is ‘just a pin.’ So, before I discuss what I’ve been doing of late and why, I believe it is important that I offer a brief explanation.
I don’t claim to be an expert on the subject, however, there are very specific flag codes in place; they are not the law exactly, even though they should be, however they are an official guideline as to how and why the flag should be displayed under given circumstances. For example, when the flag is to be displayed under normal circumstances in such a manner that it will be stationary and not subject to the natural furling caused by wind, with the exception of right side shoulder patches worn by military, police and emergency personnel, or as decals on the right side of vehicles and aircraft, the blue section with the stars on it, known as the ‘Union’ should almost always be on the viewer’s top left, even if the flag is displayed with the stripes aimed vertically. I.E., if a flag is hung from a ceiling in a store window for public view, the Union should appear to outside viewers at the top left even though it would appear backwards from inside the store. There is a lot more information on the subject and the following link is one of several good resources:
There is yet another way of displaying our flag that invokes very visceral reactions from a lot of people, and that is upside down with the ‘Union’ on either bottom corner. My friends, contrary to what some may have been led to think or believe, displaying our flag in this manner is not meant to be disrespectful in any way. It is in fact a sign of great distress and a signal for help.