A Message from the Secretary
As Secretary of State, I receive many requests from teachers, organizations, businesses and citizens across the state seeking information about the proper display of flags.
I am honored to provide such information in the Flags Protocol and Display Web page provided by the Department of State. All material in this booklet was checked for accuracy by the Institute of Heraldry of the United States Army.
The customs and traditions that surround the display and use of our flag are guides to the means by which we as proud and grateful citizens may demonstrate the ultimate respect for the flag of our nation. We give homage to the flag because it stands for the courageous, earnest and unselfish experiences of our people who have given us strength as a nation and pride as citizens.
Flags are an integral part of our national pride and heritage. By following proper flag protocol, you are displaying your pride in the flag and signifying respect for people dedicated to liberty, justice and freedom for all.
Thank you for your interest.
Secretary of State