American Flag Facts.
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- Only the President and Governors of the State can order flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff.
- When a flag is no longer serviceable or repairable, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, such as burning.
- It is acceptable to wash or dry clean an American flag when it is soiled or otherwise dirty.
- You do not have to destroy a flag that has touched the ground. If it becomes dirty, the flag should be cleaned.
- The Flag Code does not prohibit any individual from having the flag draped across a coffin. The deceased does not have to be a veteran to have the flag draped on their coffin.
Read a more comprehensive set of flag etiquette rules for display of the American Flag.
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