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Cleaning the US Flag

The Flag may be laundered or dry cleaned as appropriate for the fabric.  Some dry cleaners will clean the US Flag without charge.  Always keep your flag clean to represent the ideals it stands for.  This is true for all US Flags.  Some unique examples are small flags on lawns or in cemeteries, flags on vehicles including motorcycles, flags on highways, and flags on buildings that are prone to  environmental pollution.

In addition, remember to replace US Flags that are faded or ripped beyond repair.  Note that it is appropriate to cut off ragged ends and re-hem the flag or stitch together stripes if they come apart in the wind.  However, the flag should not be cut and hemmed to the point where the height to length ratio look out of proportion.



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