Display Flag Proudly, Properly

Author: Capt. Wayne and Joan Church [news-press.com]

It would be nice to see every vessel under way flying the Stars and Stripes from the stern staff of the vessel.

The proper size of the flag is approximately 1 inch for every foot of length. This equates to 25 feet on the fly for a boat 25 feet long. The flag should only be flown from 8 a.m. to sunset. This is known as making colors. When under way in international waters or outside territorial waters of the United States, the proper ensign to fly is the flag of the USA. She is known as Old Glory, Red, White and Blue, Stars and Stripes or the US National Ensign.

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