United States Flag Manual :

The Flag Manual is brought to you by my friends at the Military Salute Project. It can be downloaded at the bottom of the page in PDF or Word form.

United States Flag Manual
Military Salute Project MSP-08

A comprehensive summary of the history of the United States flag and the regulations and guidelines for its display and use


Authorities and Citations

History of the Flag of the United States of America

The Federal Flag Code

The Pledge of Allegiance

The National Anthem

Display and Use of the Flag by Civilians

Capitol Flag Program

Freedom to Display the American Flag Act of 2005

Position and Display of the United States Flag

Illustrations of Flag Positions

Flag Display Guidelines for Non-Military Vehicles

Display Guidelines for Flag Patches and Pins

Order of Precedence for Flags

Display of the Flag at Half-Staff

Military Funeral Flag Presentation Protocol

Order of Succession for Receiving the Burial Flag

Flag Protocol for National Cemeteries

Flag Protocol for Active Duty Military Deaths

United States Flags for the Funerals of Veterans

How to Fold the United States Flag

Origin of Flag Day

The Military Salute


Old Glory

Flags of the President and Vice President of the United States

Service Flag of the United States

Flags of the States and Territories

Care of Your Flag

__________________________________________________ Flag Manual as PDF

Flag Manual as Word document

__________________________________________________ For those desiring the proper way for flag retirement and disposal, the link is below to a retirement ceremony protocol.

United States Flag Retirement and Disposal Ceremony as PDF

United States Flag Retirement and Disposal Ceremony as Word Document

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