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If a foreigner wishes to raise the flag of his nationality in this country he must raise the flag of the United States above it
never below it. The flag should never be draped, but always arranged to hang in straight lines. It should not be used as a cover for a table, desk, or box. Nothing should ever be placed upon the flag.
When clusters and draping of colors are desired, bunting or cloth should be used, but never the flag.
The flag should not be used as the whole or a part of a costume and when worn as a badge it should be small and pinned over the left breast or to the left collar lapel.
Neither the flag nor a picture of it should be used for any advertising purposes whatever; nor as toys, fans, parasols, paper napkins, or sofa cushions.
It is unlawful to trample upon, mutilate, or otherwise treat the flag with insult or contempt; or to attach to it any inscription or object whatever. When old or soiled from use it should be decently burned.
When the “Star-Spangled Banner" is played, all persons within hearing should rise and stand, head uncovered. The playing of it as a part of a medley is prohibited and it should never be played as an exit march.
It is becoming the practice throughout the country to display the national flag on all patriotic occasions, especially on the following days:
Lincoln's Birthday, February 12
Second Sunday in May
In certain localities other special days are observed in the
114. A Pledge of allegiance to the Flag.
“I pledge allegiance to my FLAG and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
haild at the twilight's last gleam-ing, Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro'the per • il - ous host in dread si - lence re . pos - es, What is that which the breeze, o'er the tow - er - ing homes and the war's des - O. la - tion! Blest with vic - t'ry and peace, may the heav'n-res-cued
fight, O'er the ram-parts we watch'd were so gal-lant-ly stream-ing? And the rock-et's red
fit - ful - ly blows, half con-ceals, half dis - clos - es? Now it catch-es the land Praise the Pow'r that hath made and pre-served us na - tion! Then. con-quer we
1 Service Version. By permission of Oliver Ditson Company, Boston.
glare, the bombs burst-ing in air, Gave proof throʻthe night that our flag was still there. gleam of
the moro-ing's first beam, In full glo - ry re - flect-ed now, shines on the stream. must, when our cause it is just, And this
mot-to: "In God is our Trust"
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brave? brave! brave.