I need to settle an argument. We are having a Veterans Memorial dedication coming up. We have 3 flag poles at the Memorial site. The center, tallest flagpole is for the US flag. The two short (outside) flag poles are for the state and missing POW flags. We will be raising the flags at some point during the dedication. Here is the question: I understand that the US Flag must be raised first and remain at a higher level than the other two flags. But are we able to actually raise all 3 flags at the same time, as long as the US flag is put up first and always stays higher? In other words, can we basically raise all 3 flags at the same time (perhaps during the Star Spangled Banner), as long as the US flag is put onto the flagpole FIRST and ALWAYS at a higher level? I hope the question makes sense. Thanks in advance for your expertise.