6351 West Grange Avenue, Greendale, Wisconsin 53129, United States

414-421-3371

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Flag Etiquette

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Flag Etiquette (The Flag Code)

Previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923 there were no federal or state regulations governing display of the United States Flag. 

It  was on this date that the National Flag Code was adopted by the  National Flag Conference which was attended by representatives of the  Army and Navy which had evolved their own procedures, and some 66 other  national groups. 

This  purpose of providing guidance based on the Army and Navy procedures  relating to display and associated questions about the U. S. Flag was  adopted by all organizations in attendance. 

A  few minor changes were made a year later during the Flag Day 1924  Conference, It was not until June 22, 1942 that Congress passed a joint  resolution which was amended on December 22, 1942 to become Public Law  829; Chapter 806, 77th Congress, 2nd session. Exact rules for use and  display of the flag (36 U.S.C. 173-178) as well as associated sections  (36 U.S.C. 171) Conduct during Playing of the National Anthem, (36  U.S.C. 172) the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and Manner of Delivery  were included. 

The Flag Code
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Flag Disposal

Our post offers the service of a flag disposal box where you can drop off old flags that are no longer usable.

We  offer this service because we strongly believe that the American flag  is an important symbol of our country and all who have served it, and  that these worn out flags should be disposed of in a respectful manner.

The disposal box is located on the East side of the building by the main entrance.

These flags will be burned in a flag burning ceremony that we perform at our post on scheduled occasions.

Please check the Calendar page  if you would like to find out when our next ceremony will take place. 

Calendar Page