The flag of the United States of America is perhaps the most recognized flag in the world. For many it represents the land of opportunity, the place where you can find every culture, race, and creed all in one place. The Stars and Stripes has had 26 makeovers since it was adopted as the official flag in 1777. The current flag, however, is the longest version the United State has used since it’s last modification on July 4, 1960. NASA has made it a tradition to leave a new flag on the moon, ever since astronaut Buzz Aldrin proudly set it on the lunar ground during the Apollo 11 mission for the first time on July 21,1969. This patriotic symbol has a special place in the hearts of Americans, making it on to stickers, T-shirts, and stamps. Its presence can be seen in schools, businesses, homes, government buildings, and the military.Americans and people around the globe have noticed The Star-Spangled Banner does not have the same layout as a standing, flying flag.
There is a concern of wearing the flag incorrectly is a sign of disrespect.
In a standard flag, the stars are on the left side.
The 13 stripes represent the 13 former British colonies that would eventually fight for their independence from the United Kingdom.
The Star-Spangled Banner, Old Glory, and The Stars and Stripes.
They point out to Army Regulation 670-1.
It is imperative the uniform is worn properly and with respect. This includes the flag.
The star field must face forward.
It is to give the effect it is always flying.
“The appropriate replica for the right shoulder sleeve is identified as the reverse side flag,” the document explains.
The Army has addressed that hiccup.
The flag has been present since the early days of the country’s military with a bearer charging forward into battle with it.