Commander's Corner

A Message from Post Commander, David Solomon

Hi everyone, it is a shame that I drive by business or homes and see different things with the American flag. I am going to write facts and I hope you will read them and realize what it means to be an American.

Lets begin with when you see the Stars and Stripes displayed, stand up and take off your hat. When Old Glory comes along, salute, and let them think what they please! When you hear the band play "The Star-Spangled Banner" while you are in a restaurant or hotel dining room, get up even if you rise alone; stand there and don't be ashamed of it, either!

I remember when my children were small and we would go to a ballgame The band is playing the national anthem -"The Star-Spangled Banner!" I would tell them Stand up-and others will stand with you. This tribute to the flag is offered to the country in appeal to all men and women of all races, colors, and tongues, that they may come to understand that our flag is the symbol of liberty and learn to love it.

The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and manner of delivery is "I pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and justice for all." should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men/women should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute. Members of the Armed Forces not in uniform and all VETERANS may render the military salute in the manner provided for persons in uniform.


  • Never allow the flag to touch the ground or floor

  • Do not fly the flag in bad weather, unless it is an all-weather flag, the flag can only be flown at night if properly illuminated. Otherwise, it should only be flown from sunrise to sunset.

  • The flag should always be allowed to fall free.

  • The flag should never be used to carry, store, or deliver anything.

  • Never fly the flag upside down except to signal an emergency.

  • When on a speaker's podium, the flag should be either above and behind the speaker, or to the speakers' right as he faces the audience.

  • When ripped or worn even faded change the flag. Bring the old flag to an American Legion for proper retirement of the colors at a proper ceremony.

  • No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. We fought for this America and its flag please respect it.

David Solomon

Commander Post 10

The American Legion