Flag Etiquette

With the celebration of our nation’s Independence Day approaching, just a reminder about flag etiquette, and a little trivia as well.
When reciting the pledge of allegiance, it should be rendered by standing at attention, facing the flag with your right hand over your heart.
If displaying the American flag with military flags, the order of precedence is Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard following Old Glory. Having mentioned the name “Old Glory”, a bit of trivia for you is that this name was first applied to the U.S. flag by a young sea captain who lived in Salem. Salem, Massachusetts that is.
Once a flag is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, with the preferred way by burning.
Did you know that it was in 1916 that President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the “Star Spangled Banner” as our national anthem? An interesting point considering the words were penned by Francis Scott Key more than a century before!
We hope you have a safe and wonderful Independence Day!