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Hoosiers Reminded to Treat "Old Glory" with Honor and Respect

As Hoosiers honor the country this Fourth of July, they’re being encouraged to follow proper flag etiquette when flying “Old Glory.”

Mike Buss with the American Legion National Headquarters in Indianapolis says the American flag represents our freedom and should be honored by all citizens, regardless of their political views.

According to the Federal Flag Code, the U-S flag can be displayed 24-hours a day only if it is properly illuminated at night.

And it can be displayed in inclement weather if it is an all-weather flag.

Buss says if the flag is not a fitting emblem for display and is tattered and torn it should be taken down.

An American Legion post will properly dispose of it in a ceremony.