Please know your American Flag Etiquette.


The Pledge of Allegiance

” I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Whenever the Pledge of Allegiance is recited,all non-uniformed persons should stand at attention facing the flag with their right hands over their hearts.  Persons in uniform should remail silent, face the flag and render the military salute.


The National Anthem

The “Star Spangled Banner” was written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key and declared the national anthem in 1931.  When the anthem is played or sung, citizens should stand and face the flag to show respect for the United States.  A non-uniformed person wearing a hat must remove it with the right hand and hold it against the left shoulder, right hand resting over the heart.  Those in uniform must stand at attention and salute the flag.  (note: If the flag is not displayed, face the music instead.)