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Flag Display Order Precedence

By - Posted on July 30, 2018

Flag displays are an important part of many military and civilian ceremonies. Have you ever wondered why the flags are arranged the way they are?  Flag displays are meticulously positioned to follow a specific order of precedence.

 

 

When multiple flags are flown together, the following is the proper flag display order of precedence:

  1. United States flag
  2. Foreign country flags in alphabetical order
  3. Flag of the President of the United States of America
  4. Individual state flags. The host state flag is first, followed by others in the order of their admission to the union:

1 – Delaware

2 – Pennsylvania

3 – New Jersey

4 – Georgia

5 – Connecticut

6 – Massachusetts

7 – Maryland

8 – South Carolina

9 – New Hampshire

10 – Virginia

11 – New York

12 – North Carolina

13 – Rhode Island

14 – Vermont

15 – Kentucky

16 – Tennessee

17 – Ohio

18 – Louisiana

19 – Indiana

20 – Mississippi

21 – Illinois

22 – Alabama

23 – Maine

24 – Missouri

25 – Arkansas

26 – Michigan

27 – Florida

28 – Texas

29 – Iowa

30 – Wisconsin

31 – California

32 – Minnesota

33 – Oregon

34 – Kansas

35 – West Virginia

36 – Nevada

37 – Nebraska

38 – Colorado

39 – North Dakota

40 – South Dakota

41 – Montana

42 – Washington

43 – Idaho

44 – Wyoming

45 – Utah

46 – Oklahoma

47 – New Mexico

48 – Arizona

49 – Alaska

50 – Hawaii

 

5. United States territories (Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, etc. in alphabetical order)

6. Military flags by order of service:

    • Army flag
    • Marine Corps flag
    • Navy flag
    • Air Force flag
    • Coast Guard flag

7. Military organizational flags

  • From highest to lowest ranking
  • Alphabetical or numerical order within equal ranks

8. Individual flags in order of rank

9. Other

 

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