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The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions

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Publication Date: April 2008

Publisher(s): Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service

Series: RL30243

Topic: Culture and religion (Symbols, emblems, and awards)


This report reproduces the "Flag Code" (4 U.S.C. §§ 4-10) and the section concerning the “National Anthem” (36 U.S.C. § 301). The report discusses questions regarding flag etiquette, explains the non-compulsory nature of the display provisions, and provides explanations of the various provisions of the Code.