I have recently been going to a local Elks Club, and by the way, they are very patriotic and they are great Americans. This is my question: in a room at the Club all the service flags are there hanging from the ceiling. Now, I already know the precedence of the flags, i.e. Army first and so forth. The way they hang the flags is questionable in terms of precedence but we must understand how the flags are hung to begin with. The five flags are hung from the top center of a cathedral ceiling...there is one flag in the center, then two flags across from each other then the last two flags just below those across from each other. In other words, as you look at the flags from the bandstand across the room, they are in an upside down "V" is the best way I can explain it. the flags are pointing TOWARDS the bandstand and not just hung up horizontally on the wall. The Elks have the "Coast Guard" flag at the top center. My argument, of which I have no FORMAL SOURCE to rely on, is that the Army flag should have "precedence as it is the highest and then the other service flags, is this true? Then, where are the rest of the flags to reside as you look at the postings? Or if I use the regular precendence from the flag's right starting with the Army, is that correct (understanding that the third flag will be hung higher)? If anyone can advise me how these should hang, I would be most appreciative. I am a retired U S Army officer.