I don't think people know it, but a lot of times they are not showing proper respect for Old Glory. Non-military folks were probably never taught this stuff. God knows they'll never learn it in public schools (oops, did I just use the words "God" and "public schools" in the same sentence? I'll no doubt be audited by the IRS now). Any way, I thought I'd go ahead and post a few things regarding proper respect for the flag ahead of this Memorial day weekend.
A parade should have the official flag in a color guard leading the parade. That’s the flag you should be standing up for when it’s about 6 paces away, saluting as it passes. See below for more details.