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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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  American Flags flying after dark must be illuminated.

  They should be taken down during rain.

  You are doing it right!

May 28, 2018 03:27 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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I do not have a light on my pole flag. I do not have a pole flag. What Fred Griffin says makes perfect sense.  I wonder about the protocol for the smaller flags that get stuck into the ground or on patios.  

May 28, 2018 06:14 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
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You are right.

May 28, 2018 05:17 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
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What Fred Griffin said. -Kasey

May 28, 2018 04:19 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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I remember something about dawn to dusk but also recall something about flag illumination. Unsure of current flag etiquette---I am sure there is an AR expert. 

May 28, 2018 03:53 PM
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Sybil Campbell
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Our flag is mounted outside our garage and we leave it up all the time.

May 28, 2018 02:58 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
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I knew Fred Griffin would have our answer!  You are doing it right Will Hamm 

May 28, 2018 07:06 PM
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Bob Crane
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Sounds like you are treating your flag well Will, nice job!

May 28, 2018 06:37 PM
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Jeff Pearl
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That's correct.

 

May 28, 2018 05:37 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I believe so. Good for you displaying the American flag.

May 28, 2018 05:29 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Yes.

May 28, 2018 05:07 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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The light issue is the main reason I've not installed mine in the 5 years I've had it.

May 28, 2018 04:25 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
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Thank you Fred Griffin 

May 28, 2018 04:24 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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Fred has answered.

May 28, 2018 03:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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We would take it in in the evening.  A

May 28, 2018 03:15 PM
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Barbara Todaro
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I have a police flag on a pole attached to my house at the side of the door.... I never take it down....it was up all winter and managed to stay up through every storm....

May 28, 2018 03:05 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

You are correct in your practices. I believe there are some other rules that are easily found on the web. 

us history flag code

§6. Time and occasions for display
  1. It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
  2. The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
  3. The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed.
May 28, 2018 07:40 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Lets find out Will....

May 28, 2018 04:28 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
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I thought the flag was supposed to go down at dusk.

May 28, 2018 03:11 PM
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Sam Shueh
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US flags are not made in America anymore. All MIC. They raised the price a lot....

May 28, 2018 02:55 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Kudos, Will Hamm and Fred Griffin , my retired navy captain agrees.

May 29, 2018 06:24 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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No flag pole here, but I think you are doing the right thing as far as the rain.

May 28, 2018 08:07 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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You are doing it right, Will! Light at night, down during rain, yes.

May 28, 2018 07:34 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Fred Griffin nailed this one!

May 29, 2018 05:41 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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I don't have a flag pole, per se... not allowed in my community. If it rains, flag should always be taken down.

May 29, 2018 04:00 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
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It's not just you - it's the way it's supposed to be done.

May 29, 2018 03:34 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I was taught that in Boy Scouts...

May 28, 2018 10:32 PM
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Gabe Sanders
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I think so.

May 29, 2018 06:11 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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That sound right.

May 29, 2018 05:28 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Up at dawn, down at dusk. Never in the rain. Stay up at night, light it!

May 29, 2018 05:02 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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That's the right way to do it.

May 29, 2018 04:42 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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There are rule, pages and pages of rules that dictate how a flag is to me mounted on a fire truck or and the exact orientation a the flag exhibited as a banner. 

Very much like the Terms of Service, Security Policy and Terms of Use, an endless waterfall of words, associated with everything we use. Who has time to read all that.

If someone owns a flag and wants to fly it. leave them alone, unless they ask. Then you should say. "Looks good to me" and leave them alone.

As others have stated the RULES state an illuminated flag can remain on display 24/7, but should be regulated (half mast) in height by the directives of the Bureaus of Flag Height and Illumination.

 

May 29, 2018 04:28 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Will Hamm - you are doing it right.

May 28, 2018 09:42 PM
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Joan Cox
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Fred got this one!

Jun 01, 2018 02:49 PM
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Joe D'Agostino
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As a former Sgt. of the Guard, the the Marines...The flag MUST be illuminated if left out at night, otherwise it MUST be brought inside. As for the rain issue, the flag Does Not need to be brought inside, if the flag is made of material that can withstand the rain. Most flags today can handle the rain. Finally, thank you for your patriotism and as we say in the Marines.....Semper Fi !

Jun 01, 2018 09:10 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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sometimes in a pop up thunder storm I don't go out and get it, but mostly it is taken in for rain and always lit at night.

May 30, 2018 09:13 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
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I do not have it. 

May 29, 2018 11:59 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
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We just have lights on the front of the garage over the flag. I only fly it during the day though as I don't feel the light that we have is respectful enough for the flag. I agree with the way you handle and respect the flag. 

I am surprised at how many people are not versed in flag protocol. 

May 29, 2018 02:37 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

U. S. Flag etiquette 

You're are doing this correctly Will.

May 29, 2018 09:29 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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"The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weatherflag is displayed."

May 29, 2018 06:29 AM