It has become a common thing to see the American flag flying in almost every home or business across the nation. More and more people are buying the American flag, perhaps due to the great feeling of pride and patriotism that comes with it. There are usually a lot of questions asked about purchasing USA flags. A few of the most frequently asked questions are answered below.
How should a flag be folded?
When you wish to store your flag, there are specific rules on how you should fold it. Start by making two folds along the stripes. Next step is to fold up a triangle, starting from the stripped end. Repeat the second step until the end of the union remains the only part exposed. Finish by folding down the square into a neat triangle and tuck the folds inside. Store the flag in favorable conditions to ensure that it does not degrade when not in use.
What size of the flag should I get?
The size of the flag will depend on many other factors, most importantly being the flagpole height. The taller the flagpole, the larger the size of the flag should be. The majority of home kits, however, usually have a 3’ by 5’ or 4’ by 6’ size to be raised on a 20’ flagpole.
What is the difference between a grommeted flag and a banner style flag?
For banner style, the flag does not have grommets. Instead, it has a pole sleeve. They are most suitable for display from a building or any structure, usually mounted at an angle. Grommeted flags, on the other hand, are designed for mounting on tall flagpoles. You can also mount them at an angle, similar way as with banner style flags, if you wish to.
What is the proper disposal of the American flag?
You are not supposed to fly the American flag if it is worn or damaged in any way. This means that you have to maintain your flag in proper condition if you are to display it. When the time comes to dispose of the flag, you should not just throw it off along with other garbage. You should contact your local Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, American Legion Hall, or Boy Scout troop to get more information on how you will discard your worn or damaged flag.