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FOLDING THE AMERICAN FLAG
 
Step 1

Folding Step 1

To properly fold the Flag, begin by holding it waist-high so that its surface is parallel to the ground.

 


Step 2

Folding Step 2

Fold the lower half of the stripe section lengthwise over the field of stars, holding the bottom and top edges securely.

 


Step 3

Folding Step 3

Fold the flag again lengthwise with the blue field on the outside.

 


Step 4

Folding Step 4

Make a triangular fold by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open (top) edge of the flag.


Step 5

Folding Step 5

Turn the outer (end) point inward, parallel to the open edge, to form a second triangle.

 


Step 6

Folding Step 6

The triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in this manner.

 


Step 7

Folding Step 7

When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible.

 

NAMES AND SIZES OF FLAGS
The width of the flag is called the hoist.            The length of the flag is called the fly.
Name
Hoist
Fly
Garrison Flag
20 feet
38 feet

Post Flag
8 feet 11-3/8 inches
17 feet

Field Flag
6 feet 8 inches
12 feet

Storm Flag
5 feet
9 feet 6 inches

Internment Flag
5 feet
9 feet 6 inches

Boat Flag
3 feet
4 feet

Ensign
2 feet 4-7/16 inches
4 feet 6 inches

Grave Decoration Flag
7 inches
11 inches

Automobile Flags
12 inches
18 inches
(with 1 1/2 inch Fringes on 3 sides)
18 inches
26 inches

Indoor Display Flags
4 feet 4 inches
5 feet 6 inches
(with 2 1/2 inch Fringes on 3 sides)
3 feet
4 feet
 
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