The flag should be lighted at all times, either by sunlight or an appropriate light source.

The flag should never be dipped to any person or thing.

The flag is flown upside-down only as a distress signal.

The flag should not be used as any decoration. Buntings of blue, white & red stripes are available for these purposes. The blue stripe of the bunting should be on the top.

The flag should never be used for an advertising purpose.

The flag should not be used as a costume or athletic uniform, except that a flag patch may be used.

The flag should never have any mark, insignia, letter, word, number, figure or drawing of any kind on it or attached to it.

When the flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground or any other object; it should be received by waiting hands.

The flag should be cleaned and mended when necessary.

When a flag is so worn it can no longer be flown as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.