Briefly describes the history of our flag, and sets forth the practices and observances appropriate to its display. Chapters: the flag's history; the flag today; flag laws and reg's.; flag presentation; folding the flag; care of your flag; sizes of flags; flags at the U.S. Capitol; how to obtain a flag flown over the Capitol; Amer. War Mothers flag; how to obtain a burial flag for a vet.; flags of states and territories -- each flag is shown in color with a brief description; Flag Day; the Great Seal of the U.S.; Ft. McHenry, where the "Star-Spangled Banner" was composed; the Flag House in Baltimore; the Pledge of Allegiance; and the American's Creed; and school projects. Photos and drawings.
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Page 45 - I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
Page 46 - THE AMERICAN'S CREED I BELIEVE IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS A GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE; WHOSE JUST POWERS ARE DERIVED FROM THE CONSENT OF THE GOVERNED; A DEMOCRACY IN A REPUBLIC, A SOVEREIGN NATION OF MANY SOVEREIGN STATES; A PERFECT UNION, ONE AND INSEPARABLE; ESTABLISHED UPON THOSE PRINCIPLES OF FREEDOM, EQUALITY, JUSTICE, AND HUMANITY FOR WHICH AMERICAN PATRIOTS...
Page 6 - For us there is but one choice. We have made it. Woe be to the man or group of men that seeks to stand in our way in this day of high resolution when every principle we hold dearest is to be vindicated and made secure for the salvation of the nations.
Page 12 - Sec. 3. That the flag, when carried in a procession with another flag or flags, should be either on the marching right; that is, the flag's own right, or, if there is a line of other flags, in front of the center of that line.
Page 16 - America, when it is displayed with another flag against a wall from crossed staffs, should be on the right, the flag's own right, and its staff should be in front of the staff of the other flag.
Page 16 - States, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States, the latter should always be at the peak.
Page 18 - The flag should never be used as drapery of any sort whatsoever, never festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free.