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.