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Flag Rules and Regulations

By Executive Order, the flag flies 24 hours a day at the following locations:
.The Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
.The White House, Washington, D.C.
.U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.
.Washington Monument, Washington, D.C.
.Iwo Jima Memorial to U.S. Marines, Arlington, Virginia
.Battleground in Lexington, MA (site of first shots in the (Revolutionary War)
.Winter encampment cabins, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
.Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland (a flag flying over Fort McHenry after a battle during the War of 1812 provided the inspiration for The Star-Spangled Banner
.The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, Baltimore, Maryland (site where the famed flag over Fort McHenry was sewn)
.Jenny Wade House in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (Jenny Wade was the only civilian killed at the battle of Gettysburg)
.U.S.S. Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii
.All custom points and points of entry into the United States

Title 4, Chapter 1: The Flag

Sec. 1. Flag; stripes and stars on
The flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; and the union of the flag shall be forty-eight stars [Note that sec. 2 which follows provides for additional stars. Today the flag has fifty stars representing the fifty states - Webmaster], white in a blue field
Sec. 2. Same; additional stars
On the admission of a new State into the Union one star shall be added to the union of the flag; and such addition shall take effect on the fourth day of July then next succeeding such admission
*Sec. 3. [This section relates only to the District of Columbia and is being omitted here -Webmaster]
Sec. 4. Pledge of allegiance to the flag; manner of delivery
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, "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.", should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute

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