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All About Flag Sizes

flag-on-pole blog-collinsflags-com(In general) A flag does not have fringe and is flown from a stationary or mounted pole. The picture, at right, is of a stationary pole courtesy of blog.collinsflag.com. The picture at left is of a mounted flagpole. This picture is courtesy of flagpolefarm.com. These are for “outdoor flags” and are never fringed.

an_outrigger_pole_set flagpolefarm-comOn the other hand, a color has fringe and is what a color team carries and presents or posts. The Marine Corps never uses a fringed National Color.

Flag Size Information

  • State flags come in standard sizes 2’x3’, 3’x5’, 4’x6’, 5’x8’
  • US flags come in sizes 2’x3’, 2’6”x4’, 3’x4’, 3’x5’, 4’4”x5’6”, 4’x6’, 5’x8’
  • Branch of Service flags come in sizes 3’x5’ and 4’x6’
  • Military Unit flags are 3’x4’
  • General’s/Admiral’s flags come in sizes 3’x4’ and 3’x5’
  • Army JROTC flags come in size 3’x4’

Mount and carry the flag sizes in bold on an eight-foot flagstaff and the flags identified with bold blue text sizes on a nine-foot six-inch flagstaff. These are the only two sizes used by a military or military-type honor guard/color team. Sizes include the flagstaff ornament.

Now read up on Nomenclature of the American Flag, All About the Flagstaff, Flagstaff Ornaments, The Only Time the Spread Eagle is Used, How to Properly Mount a Flag on a Flagstaff, To Fringe or not to Fringe, that is the Question

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