1. Display the flag everyday, especially on national holidays.
2. Public buildings, schools, and polling places are expected to display the flag.
3. Fly the flag from sunrise to sunset, or through the night if illuminated.
4. Do not fly the flag during bad weather.
5. Briskly hoist the flag up the flag pole, and lower it ceremoniously.
6. If marching in a group of flags, the U.S. flag belongs front and center of all other flags, or on the marching right.
7. If displaying in a group of flags, place the U.S. flag at the center and the highest point of the formation.
8. If displaying flat against a wall, the Union belongs in the uppermost corner and to the flag's own right, above and behind the speaker.
9. If displaying on a speaker's platform, the flag should be placed in advance of the audience and to the speaker's right. Any other flag could be placed to the speaker's left.
10. If displaying the flag at crossed staffs, the U.S. flag belongs on its own right with its staff in front of the other.
11. If hoisting a flag out a window or balcony, send the Union out first.
12. If displaying the flag over the middle of a street, point the Union tward the north or east.
13. If the flag is to cover a casket, the Union belongs over the deceased's left shoulder.
14. If the flag is to fly at half-staff, first briskly hoist it to the peak, then lower in ceremoniously to half-staff. At the end of the day, briskly return the flag to the peak, before ceremoniously lowering it for the day.