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  Flag Rules and Regulations
When the flag is displayed over the middle of the street, it should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street or to the east in a north and south street.
When the flag of the United States is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff.
The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.
www.ushistory.org /betsy/flagetiq.html   (0 words)

  
  Flag - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Flags are also used in messaging or advertising, or for decorative purposes, though at this less formal end the distinction between a flag and a simple cloth banner is blurred.
The flag of Argentina, created by Manuel Belgrano during the war of independence, was the inspiration for the United Provinces of Central America's flag, which in turn was the origin for the flags of Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua.
They use the flags to indicate to the referee potential infringements of the laws, or who is entitled to possession of the ball that has gone out of the field of play, or, most famously, raise the flag overhead to indicate an offside offence.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag   (3077 words)

  
 Flag of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flag of the United States consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars.
The flag should not be used as part of a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used on the uniform of military personnel, firefighters, police officers, and members of patriotic organizations.
When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting from a window, balcony, or a building, the union should be at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_the_United_States   (4068 words)

  
 Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Star-Spangled Banner and the War of 1812
Armistead commissioned Mary Pickersgill, a Baltimore flag maker, to sew two flags for the fort: a smaller storm flag (17 by 25 ft) and a larger garrison flag (30 by 42 ft).
In 1964 the flag was moved to the new National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), where it was displayed in the central hall on the second floor.
At this time, the flag was taken down from the wall where it had hung since 1964; in 1999, it was moved to the climate- and light-controlled conservation lab where it remains today.
www.si.edu /Encyclopedia_SI/nmah/starflag.htm   (2939 words)

  
 The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution - Flag Etiquette
When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally from a window sill, balcony, or building, the stars of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff.
The flag should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states, localities, or societies are grouped for display.
The Flag Code, a national guideline on ways in which the flag is to be respected, states that no disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America.
www.ctssar.org /flag_etiquette.htm   (1839 words)

  
 Virtual Bangladesh : Flag
Flag adopted 13 January 1972, coat of arms adopted February 1971.
The national flag is bottle green in color and rectangular in size with the length to width ratio of 10:6 bearing a red circle on the body of the green.
Initially, the flag had a map of Bangladesh in gold at the center of the red circle.
www.virtualbangladesh.com /bd_flag.html   (284 words)

  
 CaribSeek Encyclopedia | Jamaica Flag | Jamaica National Flag | Jamaican Flag
It is flown on many triumphant occasions, showing the pride that Jamaicans have in their country and in the flag itself.
The flag should never be smaller than any other flag flown at the same time.
The flag shouldn’t be draped over vehicles, except on military, police and state occasions.
encyclopedia.caribseek.com /Caribbean_Flags/jamaica-flag.shtml   (277 words)

  
 ArtLex on Flags   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flags are typically flown from a vertical or diagonal staff; the rope which hoists it called a halyard.
The edge of a flag adjacent to the staff is called its hoist edge, while the opposite one is its fly edge.
The shapes and figures and their arrangement in the design of a flag are generally described in the same terms used to describe heraldic designs.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/f/flag.html   (1408 words)

  
 Federal Flag Code   (Site not responding. Last check: )
When the flag is suspended over a sidewalk from a rope extending from a house to a pole at the edge of the sidewalk, the flag should be hoisted out, union first, from the building.
By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory.
The salute to the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes.
www.bcpl.net /~etowner/flagcode.html   (1968 words)

  
 Spain
When the flag of Spain has the usual proportions, a length of three halves its width, the [vertical] axis of the coat-of-arms shall be placed at a distance from the hoist of half the flag's width.
In Toledo, the flag of Castile-La Mancha was commonly flown, again often appearing alongside the European and Spanish flags with the latter centered and higher.
In fact, I only saw two Spanish flags in the city —; one on the Palacio de Justicia where it appeared along with the Basque and European flags, centred and higher than the others; and the second on the main post office where it was flown to the left of the Basque flag.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/es.html   (1064 words)

  
 World Flag Database: Welcome
At this point I haven't put in all the sub-national flags that were on the old site, but rest assured that these will be added, using new larger images, as time permits.
The flags include the national and state flags, ensigns, and sub-national flags.
This flag store has an inventory of over 500,000 flags, including the flags of 200 countries, all 50 US states, as well as all US military, decorative and historical flags.
www.flags.net   (0 words)

  
 USFlag.org: A website dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America - Flag Folding
The Flag is then carefully folded into the shape of a tri-cornered hat, emblematic of the hats worn by colonial soldiers during the war for Independence.
The flag folding ceremony described by the Uniformed Services is a dramatic and uplifting way to honor the flag on special days, like Memorial Day or Veterans Day, and is sometimes used at retirement ceremonies.
It is with our heart that we 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.
www.usflag.org /foldflag.html   (891 words)

  
 Software - FLAG   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Flag uses a database as a backend to assist in managing the large volumes of data.
FLAG allows simple data manipulations to be taken, to be able to import any firewall or web log, even customised logs.
FLAG is then able to use this to collect statistics about a tcpdump file, and use the dissected information to construct a knowledge base of different entities on the network.
www.dsd.gov.au /library/software/flag   (306 words)

  
 Germany   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The state flag and ensign are the same, but with the shield not really centred but placed toward the hoist.
I noticed that the shade for the yellow stripe on the Saxony-Anhalt state flag is identical to the shade used for the German national flag.
It was adopted in 1848, and abolished in 1852; readopted as the flag of the Weimar Republic on August 11th 1919, and abolished and replaced by the Third Reich flag March 12th 1933.
flagspot.net /flags/de.html   (1092 words)

  
 Georgia State Flag, Current   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Support for the new flag came from critics of the 2001 flag and those who felt there should be a public referendum on the state flag.
However, results of the referendum are not binding, and any future flag change will require an act of the General Assembly.
Georgia's new state flag is based on the first national flag of the Confederacy (the "Stars and Bars") and consists of a field of three horizontal bars of equal width, two red separated by a white bar in the center.
www.sos.state.ga.us /museum/html/georgia_state_flag_current.htm   (231 words)

  
 Switzerland
The flag of the Empire was a white cross extending to the edges of a red field, and symbolised the Emperor's role as the protector of Christianity.
The Schwyz flag was originally an unadorned red banner, and the assumption that the modern Swiss flag derives from it is incorrect since the Swiss cross was in use by the Confederation about a century before Schwyz added it to its flag.
The flag was enshrined in the Constitution of 1848, which in effect transformed Switzerland from a loose Confederation into a unitary federal state.
flagspot.net /flags/ch.html   (2547 words)

  
 Rom   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Roma flag is dark blue on top (representing the heavens) and green below (representing the earth) with the red sixteen-spoked chakra in the center (in recognition of the Indian origin of the Roma), representing movement and the burst of fire from which all creation emerged at the beginning of time.
Our flag is not used by everyone, but some of us would like it like this: kind of like the Roma flag, since we are related to them, but blue and yellow instead of blue and green.
The flag is the well known blue over green with red wheel, but with some details to note.
fotw.vexillum.com /flags/rom.html   (435 words)

  
 Flag Display Information
The Flag Code does not specify what "proper illumination" is. Although spotlighting the flag is best, it is generally accepted that ambient lighting, such as in a parking lot, is OK if the colors of the flag are visible.
By international protocol, National flags are considered to be of higher status than state flags, State before County, County prior to local municipality, with corporate, organizational or personal flags at the end of the display.
The flag should first be raised to the peak of the pole, held there for an instant, then lowered to the half staff position.
www.petersonflags.com /flaginfo.htm   (739 words)

  
 The Turkish flag - All About Turkey
Article 2 - The Turkish flag shall be a red flag with a white moon - star which is in the shape and proportions shown in the attached table.
The Turkish flag shall be hoisted on national holidays and general holidays, starting from holiday start and ending in the sunset of the end of the holiday.
The basic form of the national flag was apparently established in 1793 under Ottoman Sultan Selim III, when the green flags used by the navy were changed to red and a white crescent and multi-pointed star were added.
www.allaboutturkey.com /flag.htm   (1215 words)

  
 Georgia State Flag - About the Georgia Flag, its adoption and history with printable graphics
Sometime in the 1920s, the state flag began appearing with the state seal depicted instead of the shield or the coat of arms as stipulated in 1902.
For years the design of the flag was challenged and in January, 2001, the Georgia House and Senate voted on a new design intended to recognize the Confederate Battle Flag's historical significance while minimizing its prominence as representative of the state of Georgia.
The Georgia Constitution states that the flag is to be determined by the "General Assembly." Compromise was reached and a bill was passed by the Georgia Legislature that specified another new flag design.
www.netstate.com /states/symb/flags/ga_flag.htm   (1532 words)

  
 Confederate Flag
While this flag was the original confederate flag, it was the Confederate "Southern Cross" that is typically associated with the confederacy today.
The battle flag features the cross of St. Andrew (the apostle was martyred by being crucified on an X-shaped cross), and is commonly called the "Southern Cross." A large degree of the Southern population was of Scottish and Scotch-Irish ancestry, and thus familiar with St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland.
This flag is the flap popularly associated with Robert E. Lee, and is the flag under which he fought.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/Confederate_Flag.htm   (818 words)

  
 Ausflag - Aboriginal Flag   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Aboriginal Flag was designed by Harold Thomas, an artist and an Aboriginal, in 1971.
The flag was designed to be an eye-catching rallying symbol for the Aboriginal people and a symbol of their race and identity.
Mr Thomas has often been asked to design a new Australian flag, but he says the design of the Aboriginal flag "sprung from passionate times" and that his inspiration could not necessarily "be repeated" for a new Australian flag.
www.ausflag.com.au /flags/ab.html   (397 words)

  
 Kids.net.au - Encyclopedia Flag of France -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The national flag of France, more commonly known as the Tricolore (Tricolour), features three equal vertical bands coloured blue (hoist side), white and red.
It first appeared during the French Revolution and was a combination of the colours of the coat of arms of Paris (red and blue) and the royal colour (white), with the combination often being credited to the Marquis de Lafayette.
The original configuration had the colour red at the hoist side, but this was changed when the flag was officially adopted as the national flag on February 15, 1794 during the First Republic.
www.kidsseek.com /encyclopedia-wiki/fl/Flag_of_France   (196 words)

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