However - when it comes to the US Flag - I do expect exceptional conduct and action by the US military - and take great exception when it comes to respecting out flag relative to other nations - and unquestionably am touchy when it comes to international organizations non-governmental organizations.
Let everyone else screw it up - but the US military should set the example.
Now that we have the apologia out of the way, I want you to review a few things about US Flag etiquette:
When flown with the national banner of other countries, each flag must be displayed from a separate pole of the same height. Each flag should be the same size. They should be raised and lowered simultaneously. The flag of one nation may not be displayed above that of another nation.Each on own pole. Same height. Same size. Check.
When it is displayed from the same flagpole with another flag - of a state, community, society or Scout unit - the flag of the United States must always be at the top except that the church pennant may be flown above the flag during church services for Navy personnel when conducted by a Naval chaplain on a ship at sea.No one above but God. Check.
Now, read this caption with the below photograph.
YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 5, 2010) The color detail consisting of Personnel Specialist Seaman Adam Dickey, left, from Hot Springs, Ark., Personnel Specialist Seaman Steven Hill, from Hot Springs, Ark., Personnel Specialist Andrew Salina, from Heyburn, Idaho, and Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Jonathan Kress, from Loudon, Tenn., raise the flags for morning colors at Fleet Activities Yokosuka.I am putting in the big picture so you can look at the detail with me and tell me where I am wrong. Byron, get your Son-in Law in on this. I need The Chief's opinion.
- USA Flag is to our left. Japan's flag is to our right.
- USA and Japan's flags are the same size.
- USA and Japan's flags are going up their respective port and starboard yardarms.
- The UN flag is larger than both the USA and the Japanese flag.
- The UN flag is going up the taller flag placement on the main flagpole/mast.