Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: Flag Ettiquite - visiting countries
Re: Flag Ettiquite - visiting countries
John and Bernadette Curry
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 12:41:53 -0400
BSA has a booklet entitled "Your Flag" which states:
FLYING THE COLORS
When flags or pennants of states, cities, or societies are flown with our
national flag on the same halyard, the U.S. flag should fly at the peak,
above all others.
The only exception is the Church Pennant.
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 states or localities or pennants
of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.
Flags of other nations must be flown from separate flagpoles of equal
height, and all flags should be approximately equal in size with the United
International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that
of another nation in time of peace.
When flags of member nations are flown with the United States flag at the
U.N> Headquarters, the U>N> flag takes the position of honor.
The U.S. flag is given equal prominence with all the other flags.
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