Are you about to invest in a new Titan telescoping flagpole kit for your property? Will this be your first time (or the first time in a while) having a flagpole on the front of your yard? If so, then you need to learn all about how to display the American flag outside the right way.
Believe it or not, just hanging your flag all willy-nilly can be an insult to your country. You should make sure you’re doing it the right way!
See below for an in-depth guide on how to display the American flag outdoors and show your country some love in the process.
- Invest in the Right Flagpole
This is not a sketchy sales pitch. Investing in the wrong type of flagpole, such as the old-school bulky metal flagpoles, can be a huge disservice to the American flag.
Here’s why: the traditional flagpoles have a tendency to get the flag tangled up when it’s windy outside. Since their flag clips are on one side of the pole, the flag is likely to get wrapped up when the wind blows it in the other direction.
Investing in a Titan telescoping flagpole can eliminate that problem entirely. This modern flagpole has swivel ring clips that allow the flag to blow in any direction that the wind pulls it. It will never get tangled again, making it the perfect solution.
More than that, the Titan flagpole’s telescoping technology allows it to be stored for safekeeping when the weather gets really bad. This will ensure the quality of your American flag (and flagpole) isn’t worn down by frequent storms. Nobody wants to see a withered American flag.
Not to mention that the telescoping flagpole completes the look! Its modern aesthetic will reflect the thriving American market, our freedom, and all those men and women that died to protect it.
- American Flag Always Hangs Highest
There are very few exceptions to which an American flag would fly equal to the same height as another flag. However, it should never have a flag hanging above it.
You can have other flags flying on the same flagpole (generally no more than two at a time), as long as the American flag is at the top. It shows respect to the United States of America and symbolizes the priorities that we should all have as Americans.
If you’re wanting to fly the flag of your alma mater or favorite NFL team, you can, but make sure it lines up underneath the Stars and Stripes.
Granted, there are some flags that can be flown on the same level as the American flag. For example, in Texas, they fly their flag at the same height as the American flag, since they were once an entirely different nation from the U.S.A. It’s a nod to their history as a state.
In scenarios like that (where another flag is at the same level as the U.S. flag), make sure the American flag is flown to the left side. If you have another nation’s flag flying as well, make sure that you raise the American flag first, then lower it last.
For more information on how to display the American flag proudly and the etiquette behind it, be sure to follow the link attached.
- Always Ensure It’s Visible
Visibility is of the utmost importance when it comes to installing the American flag on or on your property. You want to make sure it’s visible to everyone that walks/drives past.
That means taking the time to consider whether any trees on your property will inhibit someone’s line of sight to it. The more open the area that you install your new telescoping flagpole, the better.
For those of you that want to keep it up during the nighttime, that’s completely fine! However, proper etiquette would be to install a flag light or two to ensure it can be seen. The Titan telescoping flagpole kit has the option for you to add Titan solar lights at the point of purchase.
- Understand the Half-Mast
For those of you that don’t know, flying the American flag at half-mast is generally a way to respect an even for national mourning or celebration.
For example, a flag could be flown at half-mast after the death of a prominent American figure, but it could also be flown at half-mast during Memorial Day, which is a day of both celebration and mourning for those lost in the line of duty.
Whenever you fly the flag at half staff, you need to still raise it all the way to the top, then slowly lower it to the halfway point of the flagpole.
- Know the Must-Hang Days
Don’t feel like, just because you’re purchasing an American flagpole, that you are now required to hang the flag every single day. You can hang it as frequently as you’d like.
However, there are certain days you’ll want to make sure it’s flying for. Knowing the holidays that re deeply intertwined into our Nation’s history is important. This includes flying the flag for:
- New Year’s Day
- MLK’s Birthday
- Flag Day
- Memorial Day (at half-mast)
- Labor Day
- Veterans Day
- Christmas Day
- Mother’s Day
- Father’s Day
- Armed Forces Day
How to Display the American Flag Outside: Display it With Pride
Don’t get overly caught up in the rules of how to display the American flag outside. As long as you’re showing it the respect it deserves, you’re going about it the right way.
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