The Surprising Number of Legal Rules Pertaining to Displaying a United States Flag

13th October 2018

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Fifty white stars on a field of blue (one for each state) and 13 horizontal stripes, alternating red (7) and white (6) for the original 13 colonies, the U.S. flag is a revered symbol by many of the nation. And in recognition of the honored place Old Glory holds, in 1947, Congress passed a series of laws, specifically proscribing how the flag should look, be cared for and respected.

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