Assembling an Indoor Flag Display

Creating an indoor flag display offers a meaningful way to express your patriotism, honor your state, or represent a branch of the US military. In this guide, we'll walk you through essential tips and considerations for setting up an indoor flag display that is both beautiful and respectful. From selecting the right flag and stand to understanding proper flag etiquette, we're here to help you create a display that genuinely honors the symbol it represents.

Choosing the Right Fringed Flag

Depending on the context or the occasion you're commemorating, your display may feature a solitary flag or a collection of flags that convey a more profound message of unity and pride. This selection could range from the American flag to the flags of other nations for patriotic events or international venues. Additionally, state flags or military branch flags may be included or displayed independently.

To properly honor the region or group your indoor flag represents, we recommend using a flag made with high-quality materials and experienced craftsmanship. This attention to detail reflects respect for the symbols themselves and enhances the overall impact of your indoor flag display. Rest assured, all our indoor flags are American-made and produced by skilled workers using premium fabrics.

We offer most of our indoor flags in sizes of 3’ x 5’ and 4’ x 6’, which are suited for different flagpole heights. We’ve compiled a table of various standard indoor flagpole heights and their corresponding flag size to help you decide which option works best for you.

Selecting the Best Location for Your Fringed Flag

The strategic positioning of your indoor flag display plays a pivotal role in maximizing its visibility and impact. Selecting the most suitable location within your space is essential for ensuring that the display commands the attention it deserves.

For example, you could set up your display within a room with high ceilings, where the flags can be shown with ample space around them for an unobstructed view. You can also position your display near a window or skylight to use natural light to illuminate your flag, enhancing the vibrancy of the flag’s colors and creating a dynamic visual effect as the light changes throughout the day.

However, while aiming for visibility, it's equally important to avoid placing your flag display in areas prone to high foot traffic. Such locations, though well-intentioned for visibility, might subject the display to accidental disturbances, such as being bumped, brushed against, or knocked over. This risks damaging the display and detracts from the respect and solemnity it is meant to convey.

Setting Up an Indoor Flagpole

Before setting up your indoor flagpoles, thoroughly inspect each pole for cleanliness and remove any dust, debris, or fingerprints that might detract from the display's overall aesthetic. A damp cloth can be gently used to wipe down the poles. Next, assemble the flagpoles according to the manufacturer's instructions and ensure the pole is secure. You can attach the flag once you are confident that the pole has been assembled correctly.

For step-by-step instructions on assembling an indoor flagpole and adding a flag, watch our video guide:

Arranging Your Flags

Part of a proper indoor flag display is ensuring your flags are all correctly arranged. This creates a consistent theme, which adds to your display’s aesthetic appeal and flows well as observers look across the line of flags. Additionally, many flags have a set order of precedence, and not following it may give the impression that you favor a certain group over another.

If you are displaying multiple flags, the order of precedence is as follows: the American flag, other national flags, state flags, military flags, and lastly, all other flags. National and state flags should be arranged in alphabetical order. For information on how to arrange your military flags, check out our blog on how to properly display your military flags. The flags should be evenly spaced and at the same height.

Finishing Touches

Consider using a flagpole ornament or a flag spreader to add a finishing touch to your indoor flag display. These decorative pieces can elevate the honor and elegance of your display.

Some flagpole ornaments are only intended for specific flags. For example, eagle ornaments should only be used on poles bearing the American flag. Flag spreaders allow you to adjust how the flag drapes, meaning you can ensure that the flag’s symbols or emblem are displayed prominently.

Flag Ceremonies

Following proper flag etiquette is essential if you host a ceremony featuring flags. This includes standing at attention and saluting during the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem.

During ceremonies where the ceremonial flags will be moved around, such as in a march, each flag should be mounted on a parade pole. For transporting and storing mounted flags with fringe, consider using a dust cover or rain cover in case of inclement weather.

Maintenance and Care

To keep your indoor flag display looking its best, practice regular upkeep, including dusting and cleaning the flags and flagpoles. This is crucial in preserving the appearance of your indoor display and extending its lifespan.

Should your flags show signs of wear or damage, it's important to address this immediately by replacing them with new ones. A worn or tattered flag does not convey the respect and honor these symbols deserve. To retire old American flags, read the last section of our flag care guide. Flags from other nations or organizations may have different recommended disposal methods.

By following these tips, you can create a beautiful and respectful indoor flag display. Whether for a ceremony or everyday display, your indoor flags will be a source of pride and honor.

Do you have any questions about assembling an indoor flag display? Give us a call at 800-858-8776 or contact us using this form.

Mar 08, 2024 Caeden F.

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