How to Display Your Flag

Displaying an American Flag Inside

In a group of flags on staffs
Display in the center of the group and higher than the others. Flag Display Order Infographic

Two flags on crossed staffs against a wall
Display the American Flag on its own right with its staff overlapping the other.

Next to a speaker
Display the American Flag to the speaker's right and any other flags should be to the speaker's left.

Display of American Flag Against a Wall

Behind a speaker
Display horizontally behind and above the speaker's head.

Flat against a wall
Display horizontally or vertically with canton at flag's own right (to viewers' left).

In a window
Display vertically with canton at flags own right (to outside viewers' left).

Displaying an American Flag Outside my House

On a pole attached to the wall
Hang flag at the top of a pole either horizontally or diagonally from the wall with any other flags below it on the same staff or another staff.

On a horizontal rope from a building
Hang flag vertically with the canton farthest from the building.

Displaying an American Flag on a Flagpole

Displaying Flags Verticall Infographic More than one flag on a pole
The American Flag should always fly above other flags and should be the same size or larger than the others.

One flag each on many poles
The U.S. flag should always fly on its own right. When flying with other flags of the world , all flags should be the same size and fly at the same height as the others.

Can I leave my American flag out at night?

The American flag should always fly in light. If you can see the flag clearly either by mounting a solar flagpole light directed towards it or because of street lights or house lights, then it can remain outside during the night. It may also be economical to bring your flag in during harsh weather to save it from excessive tearing. Most flags are considered all-weather. However, a two-ply polyester American flag is the industry's strongest and longest-lasting flag available.