Fun With Flags

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Since 2001, USA Flag Site has provided flag information. Our Fun with Flags section aims to answer your questions that get raised from The Big Bang Theory: Dr Sheldon Cooper Presents: Fun With Flags. If you’ve got a question or a comment, visit our forum discussion on Fun With Flags. Or just browse through the facts, questions and trivia below! Jump to the sections about Flag Trivia, Flag Facts, Flag History anf Flag Etiquette.

Flag Trivia

Where is the furthest away from the USA that the flag has ever been displayed on a flagpole? Answer: The Moon.

Flag Facts

Flying a flag upside down is a sign of emergency and a request for help.

Flag History

Many people think that Fort Derne in Libya was the first place that an American Flag was flown over a foreign fort: on the shores of Tripoli. Actually, it was raised over Fort Nassau, in the Bahamas, in 1778 during the Revolutionary War.

Flag Etiquette

The American Flag should never be dipped or lowered in respect to another flag except in 1 situation. According to US Navy regulations, Navy ships dip it in response to dips from foreign vessels.

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