Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Flag Etiquette
Re: Flag Etiquette
Sat, 4 Sep 1999 17:19:16 -0400
I took a look at a protocol manual in use by the Government and some
information from the UN. From what I can tell the only International
Agreements in writing are the Vienna Conventions which deal with diplomatic
flag usage. None of these pertain to your situation. However, the protocol
manual does indicate that it is a custom in most nations that except for in
a time of war, the flags of all nations are displayed on staffs of the same
height at full staff.
Some great sites with lots of flag information (but nothing on this issue):
Mike Bowman, Vice President
U.S. Scouting Service Project, Inc.