Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Re: Flag Ettiquite - visiting countries
Re: Flag Ettiquite - visiting countries
James A. Sheckels
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 18:43:13 -0400
From: Settummanque, the blackeagle - Mike L. Walton
Date: Friday, September 25, 1998 10:34 AM
Mike's rsponse to a question of flying the US National COlors with
foreign flags in the US:
>>Can they be on the same pole, with the US above?
>They should not be, but they can.
NO Mike - they cannot in times of peace.
>>Do they fly on separate poles equal or US higher?
>They fly on separate poles with the top "ball" or "pin" (I forget
>what the technical term is) of the US flag taller than those other
The ball is called the TRUCK. Poles MUST be of equal height in times
My refernce is the US Flag Code, which is spelled out on the American
Legion web site, among others.
The American Legion has an excellent flag etiquette web page at:
Click on The Flag Code and go to paragraph 175g for discussion of
flying with other national flags. The remainder of para 175 discusses
other aspects of displaying the National Colors.
YIS, Jim Sheckels - I used to be a Bobwhite SE 308-7; 1SG,US
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