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The United States Code is a consolidation of general and permanent laws of the United States; Chapter 1 of Title 4 concerns the Flag. The 10 sections of the Code are as follows:

  • Sec. 1. Flag; stripes and stars on

    The flag of the United States shall be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; and the union of the flag shall be forty-eight stars, white in a blue field.
  • Sec. 2. Same; additional stars

    On the admission of a new State into the Union one star shall be added to the union of the flag; and such addition shall take effect on the fourth day of July then next succeeding such admission.
  • Sec. 3. Use of flag for advertising purposes; mutilation of flag

    Any person who, within the District of Columbia, in any manner, for exhibition or display, shall place or cause to be placed any word, figure, mark, picture, design, drawing, or any advertisement of any
  • Sec. 4. Pledge of allegiance to the flag; manner of delivery

    The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, ''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
  • Sec. 5. Display and use of flag by civilians; codification of rules and customs; definition

    The following codification of existing rules and customs pertaining to the display and use of the flag of the United States of America is established for the use of such civilians or civilian groups or
  • Sec. 6. Time and occasions for display

    (a) It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed
  • Sec. 7. Position and manner of display

    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
  • Sec. 8. Respect for flag

    No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags
  • Sec. 9. Conduct during hoisting, lowering or passing of flag

    During the ceremony of hoisting or lowering the flag or when the flag is passing in a parade or in review, all persons present except those in uniform should face the flag and stand at attention with
  • Sec. 10. Modification of rules and customs by President

    Any rule or custom pertaining to the display of the flag of the United States of America, set forth herein, may be altered, modified, or repealed, or additional rules with respect thereto may be prescribed,
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