What does an upside-down American flag mean?

Answer An upside-down American flag is generally understood as a sign of distress. But it has also been used as an expression of protest by both the political left and the political right. While some may ... Read More »

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Why do people hang the American flag upside down?

A U.S. flag with the Union, the blue field with 50 white stars, downward is a distress signal when danger threatens life and property. Some political protests have used an upside-down U.S. flag to ... Read More »

What does it mean to fly the U.S. flag upside down?

The National Endowment for the Humanities reveals that, according to the Flag Code, the flag can be flown upside down as a distress signal or to signal danger. However, the flag is sometimes flown ... Read More »

What does a flag hanging upside down mean?

A flag being flown upside down signals a message of distress. When referring to the American flag, the the Flag Code states, "The flag should never be displayed with the Union down, except as a sig... Read More »

When do you hang the u.s. flag upside down?

The U.S. flag hung upside down is a sign of distress when U.S. citizens are in extreme danger to their lives or their property, according to the Flag Code approved by Congress. When hung upside dow... Read More »