Glendale "Bugler" - Flag Care

Taking Care of Indoor and Parade Flags

Even indoor and parade flags can suffer from neglect - from failure to have soiled flags properly and frequently dry cleaned; exposure to gas fumes and soot; heavy humid stale air due to lack of ventilation; prolonged exposure to direct sunlight; abusive handling; improper storage; rolling and storing when wet, damp, or dirty; and unnecessary exposure to inclement weather. Give your flag the attention it deserves!

  • Did you know that while desecration of the American flag is considered unlawful in 48 out of 50 states the consequences vary widely?
  • In some states desecration of the American flag is considered a petty offense and the fine can be as little as $15 (in Illinois), while in others a person is considered guilty of a felony punishable by a fine of up to $3000 and/or jail time (in Oklahoma).
  • Did you know that in New Jersey it's unlawful to fly an international flag unless a US flag of at least equal dimensions accompanies it?

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