Amp Up Your Patriotic Curb Appeal and Sell Your Home Quicker!
We are always looking for ways to increase the curb appeal of the homes we are selling. An under-appreciated way to enliven your front yard and express your patriotism is to fly the American Flag in your front yard! Tomorrow, June 14, is Flag Day and a great excuse to bring on the red, white and blue! A simple flag pole bracket on the house can do the trick. Don’t forget to read the rules below for Flag Etiquette. As July 4 approaches, consider making the stars and stripes a permanent part of your home!
Sometimes a more permanent style involves the use of a pole. It is a little more costly and requires professional installation but is by far the most impressive! Our listing at 231 Old Kings Highway is the perfect example.
Let’s Celebrate our Red, White and Blue and our Country!
This Wednesday, June 14 is Flag Day. Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress which occurred on June 14, 1777. This year is the 240th anniversary of our flag. Coincidentally the same date in 1775 is the anniversary of the official birth of the United States Army. In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation officially establishing Flag Day. Although not a federal holiday, observations are held across the country honoring the flag and its history. In August 1949 National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. It is a day to unfurl the flag and let the stars and stripes fly freely in the wind. Express your patriotism and fly your flag on Wednesday.
Below are a few of the important points concerning etiquette when flying the flag.
- Display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open. When a patriotic effect is desired the flag may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
- When placed on a single staff or lanyard, place the U.S. Flag above all other flags.
- When flags are displayed in a row, the U.S. flag goes to the observer’s left. Flags of other nations are flown at same height. State and local flags are traditionally flown lower.
- When used during a marching ceremony or parade with other flags, the U.S. Flag will be to the observer’s left.
Let’s salute our country and its service men and women everyday!