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The American flag is flown half-mast to commemorate important dates such as Peace Officer's Memorial Day and Patriot Day. It is also flown half-mast in the event of a national disaster or the death of specific government... More »

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The American flag deserves to be honored and respected; therefore, the proper protocol for folding the flag must be followed including folding the flag width-wise, in triangles and by tucking the final flap in. The Ameri... More »

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The United States Flag Code states that the American flag should never fly upside down, except when used as a distress signal, and that it should not touch anything beneath it. The union should be at the top of the staff... More »

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When an American flag is no longer in a fit condition to serve as a symbol, the generally approved method of disposal is cremation. Usually, the flag is prepared in some way and then burned completely in a dignified cere... More »

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The traditional disposal method for an American flag is a ceremonial destruction by fire. Veterans' organizations have specific rituals for this process. They occasionally collect worn flags and hold public events to des... More »

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Historians cannot confirm it with complete certainty, but most attribute Betsy Ross with making the first American flag, according to History.com. According to the story, Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, was approa... More »

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The American flag was created to inspire national unity and create a separate identity from Britain. It was created in the midst of the Revolutionary War, a period during which it was very important for the Americans to ... More »

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