I made a terrible typo in my letter about flag protocol. The flag of the United States is always displayed on the viewer's LEFT when facing the flag from the front. That is to say if the flag is displayed with another flag on a stage, on either side of a desk, on auto fenders, on the back of a motorcycle club jacket, etc, it is always on the viewer's left when facing the display. Conversely, when a flag is mounted on a wall or hung from a rafter, the blue field with stars is always placed on the top left when facing the flag from the front view. Lastly, NO FLAG is displayed higher than the flag of the United States, and the flag always goes to the top of the flag pole except when it is displayed at half staff. You see lots of these mistakes in driving around town.

I made a terrible typo in my letter about flag protocol. The flag of the United States is always displayed on the viewer’s LEFT when facing the flag from the front. That is to say if the flag is displayed with another flag on a stage, on either side of a desk, on auto fenders, on the back of a motorcycle club jacket, etc, it is always on the viewer’s left when facing the display. Conversely, when a flag is mounted on a wall or hung from a rafter, the blue field with stars is always placed on the top left when facing the flag from the front view. Lastly, NO FLAG is displayed higher than the flag of the United States, and the flag always goes to the top of the flag pole except when it is displayed at half staff. You see lots of these mistakes in driving around town.

Stu Soffer

White Hall