Your home, Your Flag, Your Country.
If you do only one thing in the month of July, hang a flag for the Fourth of July.
Follow these tips to show your respect for Old Glory.
- Mount the flag to a spot on your house clear of any obstructions that might cause it to rip.
- Keep it flying from sunrise to sunset. Unless it is illuminated by an outdoor light, take the flag down at night.
- If your flag is made of all-weather material, it can be left up during bad weather. If it’s made of cotton, take it down before a storm so it won’t get ruined.
- Never display a worn, torn flag. It is considered a breach of etiquette. To discard an old flag, call your local American Legion. In St. Petersburg the number is 727.319.7401.
The American Flag: A Handbook of History & Etiquette, by Applewood Books
1776, by David McCullough
Inventing America: Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence, by Garry Wills
Declaration of Independence from A to Z, by Catherine Osornio and Layne Johnson
Give Me Liberty!: Story of the Declaration of Independence, by Russell Freedman
The Bald Eagle (American Symbols), by Norman Pearl, Matthew Skeens – Illustrator