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Difference between a flag and a banner

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.

Flag factoids:

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.

National Flags

The Original Stars and Stripes

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