Nylon black mourning ribbon for porch style flagpoles.
It is difficult (if not impossible) to display a house or porch American flag at half-staff. An accepted patriotic practice and display of mourning is to attach a black mourning ribbon or streamer at the top of the American flag.
For U.S. flags displayed on a short staff (house mounted) or for indoor flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff, tie a black ribbon above the full-staffed US flag. This ribbon measures 3″x10′ and is suitable for use with a 3’x5′ or 4’x6′ flag. The ribbon is made from the same SolarMax nylon as our US flags and is hemmed on all four sides and can be tied to your flagpole staff. NOTE: Ribbon comes as one straight piece and can be tied in a bow as shown, or hung as a flat ribbon as shown. It does not come pre-made in a bow shape.
100% Made in the USA.
NOTE: Flag not included!
Half Staff Flag Days:
- Peace Officers’ Memorial Day (May 15th)
- Memorial Day (Last Monday in May, Until Noon)
- Patriot Day (September 11th)
- Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (December 7th)
Flag Etiquette on and off the flagpole.
Ever wonder what days you should fly the flag? Or how about where to place state and municipal flags when grouped with the U.S. Flag on your flagpoles? How about how to properly fold a flag? We’ve compiled a short list below for you to check out and brush up on your flag awareness.
Note: Most American Legion Posts regularly conduct a dignified flag burning ceremony, often on Flag Day, June 14th. Many Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troops, and Girl Scout Troops retire flags regularly as well. Contact your local American Legion Hall or Scout Troop to inquire about the availability of this service.
Official U.S. Flag Code — Sections dealing with federal laws and regulations for displaying the U.S. Flag.
Folding and Other Etiquette — How to fold a flag, where to display it in accordance with other flags and how to illuminate the flag when it is displayed 24-hours a day.
U.S./International Display — Basic information regarding proper and dignified display of foreign flags in the U.S.