Re: Placement of the U.S flag
BILL NELSON (nelsonb@AZTEC.ASU.EDU)
Wed, 31 May 1995 17:07:46 -0700
>It was brought up that it was not surpose to be on the speakers right when
>the speaker was not on a raised stage. I do not think it makes a difference.
>Does anyone know where it is listed in writing.
This information was obtained from the House of Representatives WWW server
on 3/22/95. If you are using it for legal research, I urge you to verify it
with the printed U.S. Code available through the U.S. Government Printing
The United States Code is the official, subject matter order, compilation of
the Federal laws of a general and permanent nature that are currently in force.
In accordance with section 285b of title 2 of the U.S. Code,
the Code is compiled by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the United
States House of Representatives. The Code is divided into 50 titles by subject
matter. Each title is divided into sections. Sections within a title may be
grouped together as subtitles, chapters, subchapters, parts, subparts, or
divisions. Titles may also have appendices which may be divided into sections,
rules and/or forms. I cite here sections from the U.S. Code Title 36.
Patriotic Societies and Observations pertaining to the flag of the United
States of America.
Sec. 175. Position and manner of display
The flag, when carried in a procession with another flag or flags,
should be either on the marching right; that is, the flag's own right,
or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of that
(c) No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same
level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America, except
during church services conducted by naval chaplains at sea, when the
church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for
the personnel of the Navy....
(k) When used on a speaker's platform, the flag, if displayed flat,
should be displayed above and behind the speaker. When displayed from a
staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of
America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of
the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman's or
speaker's right as he faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed
should be placed on the left of the clergyman or speaker or to the right
of the audience.
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