The American flag has been a symbol of our nation’s strength, pride, freedom and honor since 1777. As a celebration of patriotism, it is important to protect the intergrity of the flag and display it in a way that highlights it in a respectful manner.
50 White stars in a blue field
Representing the 50 states of the union
Seven red alternating with six white representing the original 13 colonies
In a well-lit city or neighborhood use a high-output LED flood light to counter brighter surroundings.
In a country or rural setting with less ambient light, a lower-output LED flood light will be equally effective.
LED light provides better color quality, creating a brighter, truer red, white and blue.
Spot or narrow LED flood lights are recommended for more direct light.
Narrow (35° - 60°)
For maximum effect position your light to the center of the flag or top of the pole.
A single LED flood light set approximately 2' - 5' from the base of the flagpole will provide sufficient illumination to the flag.
- Do show respect, display and illuminate proudly
- Do raise briskly and lower ceremoniously
- Do display at half-staff when the state or nation is mourning
- Do display at half-staff on Memorial Day until noon, then raise
- Don't fly any other flag or pennant above it
- Don't let it touch the ground
- Don't use as drapery, clothing or decoration
- Don't embellish or deface
When the American flag reaches a condition in which it is no longer fit for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified, ceremonious manner.