Amidst all the patriotic fervor at the time, Congress decided there should be some strict and respectful rules concerning the Stars and Bars. On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution – amended on December 22 of the same year – that came to be known as the U.S. Flag Code.
December 04, 2017
As a world-leading supplier of flags, The Flag Company, Inc. has, for years, been repeatedly looked-to as a reliable source for many questions about just exactly how Old Glory should and shouldn’t be flown. The most numerous queries regard the regulations for displaying our flag after sunset.
The U.S. Flag, has, of course, been around a long time. But just exactly how it should be flown wasn’t codified until after the beginning of World War II. According to Mike Lawrence, Vice President of The Flag Company, Inc., “Amidst all the patriotic fervor at the time, Congress decided there should be some strict and respectful rules concerning the Stars and Bars. On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution – amended on December 22 of the same year – that came to be known as the U.S. Flag Code.”
Mr. Lawrence continued: “Among other guidelines, it stated that if the flag were flown in the open outdoors, it should be from sunrise to sunset, and not in inclement weather.” But Mr. Lawrence quickly cited from Section 6 of the Flag Code: “It is the universal custom to display the flag from sunrise to sunset. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.”
In 1942, Congress could certainly not have predicted such modern-day issues as light pollution. But, The Flag Company, Inc., ever-vigilant and forward-thinking, has: Mr. Lawrence proudly states, “We’ve anticipated the present and future with our exclusive Flagpole Beacons.”
The Dark Sky-Friendly line of Flagpole Beacons available at The Flag Company, Inc. division https://www.flagpolewarehouse.com/products/Commercial_Flagpole_Lighting/ consist of three products at a variety of price-points: The Dark Sky External Halyard Beacon; The Dark Sky Internal Halyard CAM System Beacon; and the Dark Sky Internal Halyard Beacon with Dual Lights. According…