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Hanging American Flag


#1

My dad bought me an American flag for my bedroom and I was kind of confused on how to properly hang it. I looked up the U.S. flag code, but it's confusing. Should it be hung horizontally or vertically? Stars on the left or the right? Thanks in advance.

CS


#2

In this day and age, upside down would work.


#3

Union Jack is always to the left.


#4

^
Guessing the follow up question will be, "Union Jack?"


#5


Dunno, that seems to be a bit old school for an American.

Then again, it hardly matters which way you fly it.


#6

We call that shit the British Union Jack.

Ha! Actually the Union Jack (American style) is a sailor's flag.


#7


Is this the American flag? I can't remember.....


#8

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html


#9

Give it back and tell him your moving to Canada.


#10

Stars always to the left as you are facing the Flag, whether or not it is displayed vertically or horizontally.

JM


#11


This thread would be much more interesting if we stuck to jacks.

Naval Jack of the Republic of China


#12


Navel Jack of Chile.


#13


Navel Jack of Mexico.


#14


Navel Jack of Cyprus.


#15


Navel Jack of South Korea.


#16


Navel Jack of Japan.


#17


Canada.


#18


Colombia.


#19

Not sure why but the Mexican flag makes me hungry.


#20


Navel Jack of the United States.

Note: For anyone who has paid attention, the (American) Union Jack is not the same as the navel jack.