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Menards Home Improvement Topic: Flag Poles are a nice addition to any yard

Posted at 2:02 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2019-06-14 08:49:27-04

A brand new flag pole is the best way to display pride in your country and for the armed services. There are many different options to choose from that will add beauty to your yard.

Popular types

  •  Aluminum
  •  Fiber Glass
  •  Stainless steel
  •  Steel


Generally this is done in a concrete base. The size is based on the height, diameter and weight of the pole.

  • Concrete base is generally four times the diameter of the flagpole, and at least 10 percent of the height.
  • You can also mount your flag on your house using an aluminum, fiberglass, steel or wooden pole.
  • It is best to get a pole with a spinning head to prevent the flag from getting wrapped around the pole.

Flag Half Staff dates-(sunrise to sunset)

  •  Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15th, unless that is also Armed Forces Day
  •  Memorial Day
  •  Patriot Day, September 11th
  •  National Firefighters Memorial Day. This is generally a Sunday during Fire Prevention Week.
  •  Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7th

American Flag Etiquette

  • The American Flag displayed with other flags on the same pole should always be the highest and same size or larger than the rest.
  • If you have multiple poles all flags of the world should be at the same height, and the American Flag should fly on its own right.
  • The American Flag should always fly in light. If you do not have a spotlight or street light that shines on the American Flag at night you should take it down each night.