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Flag etiquette 101


Liz Wood

Noelle Peterson, Congressional Award member, decorates a grave at Encampment Cemetery Friday in preparation for Memorial Day. The American Legion in Saratoga and the Veterans of Foreign Wars held Memorial Services Monday to honor the fallen.

Did you know that before June 14, 1924, there were no rules set in place for flag etiquette? According to, "It was on this date that the National Flag Code was adopted by the National Flag Conference which was attended by representatives of the Army and Navy which had evolved their own procedures, and some 66 other national groups."

There are set rules on the American Flag should be presented, maintained and destroyed. In honor of Flag Day on June 14, tips will be provided regarding flag care for the next couple weeks. Using the resource, here are a few of the rules th...

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