How to treat the flag with respect

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The American flag.

*Fly the flag only during daylight hours. It should not be flown at night unless it is illuminated with a spotlight.

*Never fly a flag in inclement weather, such as rain or snow.

*Never fly a tattered flag.

*Do not wash cotton flags, because the colors will bleed.

*Once a flag becomes worn, it should be disposed of properly. Old flags can be brought to any veterans cemetery, where staff members will dispose of it according to respectful protocols.

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