The American Flag: A Handbook of History & Etiquette

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This handsome guide to the American flag is a concise collection of the history and etiquette of the U.S. flag. The book, bound in hardcover in a distinctive blue leatherette with gold stamping, includes details of the laws relating to the U.S. flag, as described in the United States Code; information about the Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Day; a guide to flag presentationand care; and a timeline of flags, noting the date each state was added to the union. It makes the perfect gift for anyone who cherishes the ...

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Overview

This handsome guide to the American flag is a concise collection of the history and etiquette of the U.S. flag. The book, bound in hardcover in a distinctive blue leatherette with gold stamping, includes details of the laws relating to the U.S. flag, as described in the United States Code; information about the Pledge of Allegiance and Flag Day; a guide to flag presentationand care; and a timeline of flags, noting the date each state was added to the union. It makes the perfect gift for anyone who cherishes the flag and the republic for which it stands.

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"Applewood Books' The American Flag contains all the advice you need to display the American flag properly, along with a crisp, concise history of the Stars and Stripes. Highly recommended."
—Marc Leepson, author, Flag: An American Biography
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557090713
  • Publisher: Applewood Books
  • Publication date: 2/26/2013
  • Series: Little Books of Wisdom Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 377,298
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.60 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Applewood Books, publishers of America's living past, was founded in 1976. Since then, the company has published over 5,000 works, of which they've sold many millions of individual copies. Applewood's mission is to build a picture of America and American culture through primary sources. Among Applewood's best-selling titles are the "Books of American Wisdom" which include reprints of important American documents, essays, speeches, and poems.

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The American Flag

A Handbook of History & Etiquette
By Applewood Books

Applewood Books

Copyright © 2013 Applewood Books
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9781557090713

§9. Conduct during hoisting, lowering or passing of flag

During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering the flag or when the flag is passing in a parade or in review, all persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Citizens of other countries present should stand at attention. All such conduct toward the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes.



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