The several branches of the United States armed forces are represented by flags, among other emblems and insignia. Within each branch, various flags fly on various occasions, and on various ships, bases, camps and military academies.
In general, the order of precedence when displaying military flags together is Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard.
When flags of States, cities, or localities, or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the UnitedStates, the latter should always be at the peak.
When the flag of the UnitedStates is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff.
The flag of the UnitedStates of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.
The flag of the UnitedStates 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.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, 'I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the UnitedStates of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.', should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
(h) When the flag of the UnitedStates is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of a building, the union of the flag should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half staff.
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