When two or more flags are displayed on one staff, code says the US Flag must be be in the top position. However, code also states that the US Flag should not be allowed to touch anything else including the ground, floor, water or merchandise. When a state flag is displayed the US Flag, how much distance should separate the two flags? If the state flag is attached directly below the US Flag, then when there is no wind blowing, the US Flag will touch and partly cover the state flag. If enough space is provided to separate the flags to where the US Flag does not touch the state flag (with no wind), then it would require several feet of separation. I cannot recall ever seeing flags displayed in this manner.