The summer season is nearly here which means the Fourth of July is inching closer— the time for Alaska homeowners to show their patriotism by hanging an American flag outside! But even if you fly your red, white, and blue year-round, it never hurts to brush up on your American flag etiquette to be sure you’re displaying the flag both correctly and respectfully.
There are a certain set of rules to follow when displaying your flag and we’ve included a few must-know tips to help you below:
When displaying cross-staff
If you are displaying your American flag with another in a cross-staff position, the American flag should be placed above the other on the flag’s own right or the viewer’s left.
When displaying on a wall or window
If you are displaying your flag on a wall or in a window, perhaps inside your Alaskan home, the flag should be flat and the union should be in the uppermost position to the flag’s own right or the viewer’s left.
When displaying at night
If you are displaying your American flag outside of your Anchorage home at night, the flag should be well-lit.
When displaying on a vehicle
If you plan to show your patriotism on your vehicle in Alaska, the flag should be attached to the front right fender.
When displaying with another flag
If you will be flying multiple flags, perhaps another country, the other flag should be flown from a separate staff at the same height.
When putting away
When you are ready to put away your American flag, remember that the flag should never touch the ground and should be folded before storing.
No matter if you’re a homeowner in Alaska, preparing for a military relocation, or ready to buy your first home in Anchorage or the Mat-Su Valley, you can count on Northern Edge Real Estate for helpful advice just like this! Give us a call today!