You are speaking on stage at a meeting, and a component of the stage set is the displaying of the American Flag. Do you know where it should be displayed….does it matter?
The 50 star Flag became the “Official Flag of the United States” on July 4, 1960 and there is a definite protocol to displaying it.
According to Flag etiquette, if the Flag is displayed on a pole or a building it is hung with the union, (that is the blue field with the stars) in the top left corner of the Flag, as you are looking at it. This rule applies when hanging it horizontally, as well as vertically.
When speaking to an audience, if a Flag on a pole is used as part of the backdrop or staging area, the Flag flys from a pole at the speaker’s right, as he faces the audience.
Knowing how to properly display the American Flag has always been and continues to be a sign of respect for this country and its people.