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When the flag is being raised or lowered?

The flag should be lowered slowly, with dignity and ceremony. Salute the flag while it is being lowered. Hold your salute until the flag is removed or, if there is music, until the music stops. If the flag was flying at half staff, raise the flag all the way to the top of the flagpole and then lower it.

What is it called when the flag is being lowered at sunset?

As time passed, reveille came to signify when the flag was raised in the morning and honors paid to it, according to Army Field Manual 3-21.5. Retreat has always been at sunset. The music for retreat dates back to the Crusades and was first used by the French Army.

When can the American flag be lowered to half staff?

Fly the American Flag at Half-Staff The United States flag flies at half-staff (or half-mast) when the nation or a state is in mourning. The president, through a presidential proclamation, a state governor, or the mayor of the District of Columbia can order flags to fly at half-staff.

Can you wear an American flag bandana?

Answer: Unless an article of clothing is made from an actual United States flag, there is NO breach of flag etiquette whatsoever. People are simply expressing their patriotism and love of country by wearing an article of clothing that happens to be red, white, and blue with stars and stripes.

Why is the flag down at night?

In general, it’s because most countries have laws which prohibit flags from being flown or displayed at night, unless the flag is illuminated or lit up. Otherwise, it is an old tradition in most countries. NO US flag is ever flown upside down, except in times of war or extreme national distress or emergency.

What are the rules for flag hoisting?

3.7 The Flag shall always be hoisted briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. When the hoisting and the lowering of the Flag is accompanied by appropriate bugle calls, the hoisting and lowering should be simultaneous with the bugle calls.