The U.S. flag
should be on its own right in relation to other flags on adjacent
staffs (the left side
of a stage or to the left of a podium from the audience's viewpoint.)
Any other flags should be placed on the other side of the speaker
or podium, the far right side of the stage from the audience's
with local or organizational flags, the U.S. flag should always
hold the position of honor or superior prominence.
If it is displayed in a group of flags (an exception to the
right side rule) it should be in the center of the group and
the highest point in the group.
flat on a speaker's platform, the flag should be above and
behind the speaker.
flag is typically displayed from sunrise to sunset.
It may be displayed 24 hours a day if it is properly lit. It
may be displayed in inclement weather if it is a weatherproof
DISPLAY WITH FOREIGN FLAGS
When the flags
of several nations are displayed, they should be on staffs of
the same height. International usage prohibits the display
of one nation's flag above another in peacetime. The flags should
also be approximately equal in size. Again, the U.S. flag should
be on its own right or the observer's left.
When the U.S.
flag is displayed with any other flag against the wall in
a crossed position, it should also be on the viewer's left,
with the staff in front of the staff of the other flag.