Can you spot the errors at this school flag display? Since these two flag poles are at the same height, the US flag should be to the observer's left with the state flag to the observer's right. Apparently the flag custodian inappropriately attempted to show the state flag in a subordinate position by lowering it below the US flag, and may have misinterpreted the US Flag Code § 7(c) No other flag or pennant should be placed above or, if on the same level, to the right of the flag of the United States of America...(The US flag's own right). People often believe that when the US flag is flown with other subordinate flags, the US flag should always be flown higher out of respect. What often is not understood is that when the US flag is flown with other flags on adjacent flag poles of equal height, the flag position to the observer's left is the superior position. This same senario was repeated at this elementary school.