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Know your flag etiquette

June 12, 2005

Albany--  Flag Day is only a couple of days away and the American Legion wants to make sure you follow proper flag etiquette.

The flag was at the forefront of every battle fought by Americans so it's important on this Flag Day to follow some standard procedures. The American Legion says there's a right way and a wrong way to display the flag. It's normally flown from sunrise to sunset.

It should not be flown at night without a light on it. It should never be flown in the rain or inclement weather. It's also very important to fold your flag properly before storing it away.

"The American flag is an emblem of our country and it represents not only the men and women that served military service, many of which died in that service, gave the ultimate sacrifice. But also the citizens of our country," says Marvin Mixon of the American Legion.

Also, you should never let your flag touch the ground. If your flag is old and tattered, it should be burned or buried.   Don't just throw it away.

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