Flag Days 2012 – Days to Fly the Flag: 2012

What are the flag days in 2012? What days to fly the flag in 2012?  The laws relating to the flag of the United States are found in detail in the United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1 – The Flag.

According to the Code, and to give you a jump start for 2012, the flag should be displayed on all days, flag days include:

– New Year’s Day, January 1
– Inauguration Day, January 20
– Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, third Monday in January
– Lincoln’s Birthday, February 12
– Presidents Day, third Monday in February
– Washington’s Birthday – February 22
– Easter Sunday (variable)
– Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May
– Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
– Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), the last Monday in May
– Flag Day, June 14
– Father’s Day, third Sunday in June
– Independence Day, July 4
– Labor Day, first Monday in September
– Constitution Day, September 17
– Columbus Day, second Monday in October
– Navy Day, October 27
– Veterans Day, November 11
– Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
– Christmas Day, December 25
– and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President
– the birthdays of States (date of admission)
– and on State holidays.

Also, the flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed.

Click here for more information on flag rules and regulations, including days to fly the flag or flag days, in regards to outdoor flags.

Flying United States flag – Photo by *clairity*

One Response to “Flag Days 2012 – Days to Fly the Flag: 2012

  • I fly a large flag all year in the back of the house. I have holders for smaller flags in the front, and side deck. I love having the flags up. They are all lighted for night time. It is just great to be able to show your appreciation for what the US flag stands for.

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