National Honor Guard Commanders Association
This page was last updated: August 16, 2011

Flag Protocol
This is probably the best website dedicated solely to the Flag of the United States of America. Click on the link below for specific information listed on this website:

- How to fold the Flag
- United States Flag Code
- Questions and answers regarding the Flag etiquette
- Why is the Flag patch backwards on military uniforms?
Note: When wearing the Flag on public safety uniforms, the Flag patch should also be worn backwards on the right shoulder.
- Questions regarding lowering the Flag to half-staff

Click here for information on the Presidential decree on lowering the American Flag in observance of The National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend.

USA Flag Site
This website provides a great deal of history about the Flag and Flag etiquette.

Veterans Flag Depot
This website includes information of folding the flag, the flag code as well as information on how to display the flag.
Your purchase of a flag from CVS Flags Helps the Families of Our Fallen Firefighters

Through a new affiliate program, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation will receive $1 for every flag or related products purchased on When you click on the link, you can help the programs of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation provides support to survivors of fallen firefighters and helps them start to rebuild their lives.