American Flag Quiz

Saturday, 11 June 2011

American flag quiz- Flag Day is coming up as in the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14, 2011. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. So it's a great time to test your knowledge of the rules for displaying the Stars and Stripes. You might know that it should be lighted at all times or that it should not touch the ground as it's being lowered.

American Flag Quiz 

How to Fly the Flag- Now here we will learn about some lesser-known rules how to fly the flag.

How to hang the flag on a wall

The flag can be displayed in one of two directions, with the stars at the top of the flag on the observer's left. It means hang American flag vertically or horizontally.

How to display the flag at a podium

The flag should be placed on a certain side of a speaker or staging area. American flag podium is right of the speaker. Other flags should be placed on the other side.American flag podium is right while other flags on left side.

How to display the US flag with flags of other nations

There's an important rule about flag size when the U.S. flag is flown with other national flags. The rule is that when display US flag with flags of other nations, all the flags should be of same size the US flag. There are also rules about the staffs on which the flags are displayed. And during peacetime, international law forbids any flag from being flown in a certain way when grouped with those of other nations.

How to display the U.S. flag with state flags

A prominent spot is reserved for the U.S. flag when it's flown in a group of states, localities or societies. 

How to suspend it across a street

When a flag is suspended across a street, it should hang in a certain way with the stars pointing in one of two directions.

How to display a flag at half-staff

During times of national mourning, the flag should be hoisted to the top of the flagpole then lowered to half-staff . At the end of the day, there's a special process for lowering it.

Amazing Facts About US Flag

  • There are several U.S. flags flying on the moon.
  • Not all historians agree that Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag . She did claim to have made one small change to the design. 
  • It might surprise you to find out the proper way to dispose of a worn or damaged American flag.
  • Any old red, white and blue won't cut it. The colors of the American flag are strictly defined.
  • The Stars and Stripes bear an unmistakable resemblance to the flag of a West African country.
  • A young sea captain coined the term "Old Glory.
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