Legal-Ease: Displaying the flag this Independence Day

Many people will be displaying American flags this week for Independence Day, and there are a series of federal laws that govern how to properly display the flag.

The series of federal laws was initially passed in 1942, and the series is commonly referred to as the “Flag Code.”

Most of the Flag Code has not been enforced, so it’s similar to a handbook on flag etiquette. However, some aspects of the Flag Code have been enforced.

This week, we are again blessed to appreciate our freedom and liberties on Independence Day. A part of many of our celebrations this year will certainly include display of our American flag near homes, buildings, farms and businesses.

There is a series of federal laws initially passed in 1942 that govern the display of our American flag. That series of laws is commonly called the “Flag Code.”

Read more about the proper display of the American flag in Lee’s article in the Lima News here: Legal-Ease: Displaying the flag this Independence Day

Source:, “Legal-Ease: Displaying the flag this Independence Day,” by Lee R. Schroeder, June 30, 2018

Lee R. Schroeder is an Ohio licensed attorney at Schroeder Law LLC in Putnam County. He limits his practice to business, real estate, estate planning and agriculture issues in northwest Ohio. He can be reached at or at 419-659-2058. This article is not intended to serve as legal advice, and specific advice should be sought from the licensed attorney of your choice based upon the specific facts and circumstances that you face.

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