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Flag lighting problem... Originally Posted by geese Several of us would love to display the American flag in our yard, but do not have the lighting required for nighttime and ...
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    Flag lighting problem...
    Quote Originally Posted by geese
    Several of us would love to display the American flag in our yard, but
    do not have the lighting required for nighttime and the cost is just to
    much. If the flag is flown at night by a street light and is
    recognizable with that lighting is it OK to fly the flag that way ?
    Nothing I have read talks about individuals flying the flag with or with
    out lighting. You know if you can tell it is the American flag then
    there must be enough light to fly the flag. I know you have many e-mails
    to address but I hope you have the time to give your opinion on this
    lighting problem.

    Thank You

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    The Flag Code states that "when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness." "Proper illumination" is generally taken to mean lit so it is easily visible, not merely recognizable, and is applicable to flying the flag anywhere, even at a private residence.

    If you have a porch light or some other means of lighting the place the flag is flying, that would be appropriate, but unless the street lamp is very close to your home, I would recommend taking the flag down at night rather than accidentally direspecting it.

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