6 Surprising Ways People ‘Disrespect’ The Flag (TWEETS)

President Trump has been tweeting a lot about how he thinks the NFL players are disrespecting the American flag.

Well, there are plenty of ways they and other people disrespect the flag, according to the federal flag code.

1. Putting The Flag On Clothing.

The flag code says that you aren’t supposed to put the American flag on clothing. The flag code says:

“The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free.” 

2. Carrying The Flag Horizontally

The flag code also says that the flag should stay “aloft and free.” So, it shouldn’t be carried horizontally.

The flag code says:

“The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.”

3. Drawing On The Flag

The flag code says:

“The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.” 

This seems pretty self-explanatory.

4. Putting The Flag On Disposable Products

The flag code says:

“It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard.” 

5. Putting The Flag On Advertisements

A business or company using the flag for an advertisement is a disrespectful gesture. Putting it on a disposable flyer is probably a double offense.

6. Putting The Flag On Uniforms

The flag code says:

“No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations.”

The only acceptable way to wear the flag is to put it on a patch or a pin for service members.

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