A flag is a symbol, the American flag symbolizes freedom of the original 13 colonies and the 50 united states that form that union. Our flag really is a beautiful display and it should be treated in the right way. It should fly from sunrise to sunset, be raised quickly in the morning, and lowered slowly at night. It should not be flown at night unless it has a light on it, and it is not flown in bad weather. It is flown at half staff on land, and half mast if at sea, in the case of tragedy or to honor a public figure’s death. If you chose to fly your state flag as well, it goes below the American flag. The flag should never touch the ground and if it does, it should be burned, and when you put up your flag it should be properly folded and put in a drawer.
How to celebrate – Fly your flag proudly. Learn all the rules concerning treatment of the flag. Make sure you own a flag.