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Honor your country? Honor your flag


Date published: 2/6/2013

Honor your country? Honor your flag

Wherever the U.S. flag flies, Americans should practice proper etiquette. Our flag deserves proper respect.

Do you stand at attention and honor our flag with your right hand over your heart while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance?

Do you stand and honor our flag with your right hand over your heart during the national anthem?

During the national anthem, do you honor our flag by removing your hat and placing your right hand over your heart with your hat placed to your left shoulder?

Do you put your right hand over your heart when our flag passes in a parade?

If you answered "yes" to all of the above, you respect Old Glory the proper way. For additional flag etiquette information, search the Web for U.S. Flag Code/ Public Law 94-344.

Joe Fillare

Spotsylvania