Our Flag

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The American Legion is committed to the protection and proper handling and display of our Nation’s Flag. Below you will find links to several sites that will help you ensure that you pay the proper respect to OUR Flag. Important Flag Links

The Flag Code

For Which It Stands Educational Video

American Legion Flag & Emblem

Flag Advocacy

The Citizens Flag Alliance – Protecting our Flag

 

The Pledge of Allegiance

I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands,
one Nation under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

 

Saluting OUR Flag

H.R. 4986: National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, signed into law by President Bush, on 28 Jan 2008 SEC. 594. CONDUCT BY MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES AND VETERANS OUT OF UNIFORM DURING HOISTING, LOWERING, OR PASSING OF UNITED STATES FLAG. Section 9 of title 4, United States Code, is amended by striking `all persons present’ and all that follows through the end of the section and inserting the following: ‘all persons present in uniform should render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces and veterans who are present but not in uniform may render the military salute. All other persons present should face the flag and stand at attention with their right hand over the heart, or if applicable, remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Citizens of other countries present should stand at attention. All such conduct toward the flag in a moving column should be rendered at the moment the flag passes.’