How to display the American flag correctly this Independence Day

FILE - In this Feb. 10, 2011 file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange, in New York.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Many will be proudly displaying their American flags on July 4th, but if a flag is flown or used improperly, it can be seen as a sign of disrespect toward the country and its people.

Here are some tips for properly displaying your flag this holiday, courtesy of Nexstar contributing station WWLP:

  • The flag should never touch the ground.
  • “Old Glory” should never be used as clothing, or as part of a costume or athletic uniform.
  • The flag should never be draped over the hood of a car.
  • Do not use the flag to carry or hold anything.
  • The flag should be allowed to fly freely — it should not be drawn back, held up, or put into artificial folds.

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