Hello everybody, I just wanted to get your opinions on the arrangement of flags by a local municipal government in my area. I've read the old threads on this board that address three flagpoles in a triangle: http://www.usa-flag-site.org/forum/flag-pole-placement-1499.html http://www.usa-flag-site.org/forum/flags-in-front-of-buildings-6961.html http://www.usa-flag-site.org/forum/three-poles-question-7236.html http://www.usa-flag-site.org/forum/placement-of-the-flag-10101.html I've also read other blog posts that deal with flag and flagpole placement: The Daily Flag Â» Blog Archive Â» Why is it so hard to fly the U.S. flag right? Part II The City of Brentwood (Missouri) has two triangle flagpole displays. The first is in front of City Hall, and it looks like this: As you can see, the U.S. flag is in the center. This appears correct since the center flagpole is taller, despite being farther back (closer to the building). However, it appears that the State and Municipal flags are placed incorrectly. The City's flag is on the left (when facing the building) and the State flag is on the right (when facing the building). I thought it should be the other way around, as shown in this illustration from Flag Frequently Asked Questions: A triangle three-flag display in Saint Louis follows the guidelines: The second is in front of the Police Station, and it looks like this: Here the placement of the flags is the same, but the placement of the flagpoles is slightly different. Here, the U.S. flag is on the center flagpole. However, the center flagpole is the same height and only slightly farther forward (farther from the building/closer to the street). Once again, the State and municipal flags are in the same position as City Hall. Am I correct in my assessment of how the U.S., State, and Municipal flags should fly? I have seen a few other three-flag displays with a municipal or corporate flag on the left and the State flag on the right (when viewing them from the street). During the summer months with the patriotic holidays (Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day), many newspapers and media outlets publish "guides" for flag display that are little more than a cut-and-paste from the Flag Code or veterans group website. I know the U.S. Government and Military have detailed rules. Here in Missouri, the Office of Administration has a guide for State departments and agencies (http://oa.mo.gov/fmdc/Flag Policy REVISED 10-29-08.pdf). Is there an illustrated flag display guide for municipal governments, planners, and architects? Looking through the old posts on this board, and local government buildings, it seems like there might be a need for one. A guide that deals with displays of three or more flags might be especially useful.