What is the difference between a flag and a banner? A flag has metal rings on the fly end, the side that goes against the flagpole. It flies horizontally off a vertical flagpole. A banner has a sleeve instead of rings and usually hangs off a small wooded pole attached to a house or office building.
The ball on top of a flagpole is called the truck.
When a flag is lowered, no part of it should touch the ground.
A flag or banner should never be used as drapery over a table or for any decoration.
What happens when a flag is worn? It is destroyed by burning in a dignified flag burning ceremony, often on national Flag Day, which in the USA is on June 14th.