When the flag is suspended over a sidewalk from a rope extending from a
house to a pole at the edge of the sidewalk, the flag should be hoisted
out, union first, from the building.
When the flag of the United States is displayed from a staff projecting
horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a
building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the
staff unless the flag is at half-staff.
When the flag is used to cover a casket, it should be so placed that the
union is at the head and over the left shoulder. The flag should not be
lowered into the grave or allowed to touch the ground.
When the flag is displayed in a manner other than by being flown from a
staff, it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When
displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union
should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the
observer's left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed in
the same way, that is with the union or blue field to the left of the
observer in the street. When festoons, rosettes or drapings are desired,
bunting of blue, white and red should be used, but never the flag.
That the flag, when carried in a procession with another flag, or flags,
should be either on the marching right; that is, the flag's own right,
or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of that
The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at
the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or
localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from
When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown
from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of
approximately equal size. International usage forbids the display of the
flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace.