Joe Robach knows the importance of the United States flag to Americans and to our veterans.  Any time our military has fought on foreign soil, Americans have displayed the flag as an important way for those of us at home to express our support and prayers for the courageous young women and men serving our country. 

Our American Flag has long exemplified the spirit of those who lost their lives in battle, as well as those who fought valiantly and survived. It stands for all our ancestors who worked, saved and sacrificed at home to raise their families in such a strong, free and prosperous land.  Joe Robach knows that it stands for the freedom that so many of our veterans have fought to protect. 

On behalf of veterans who have worked so hard to defend it, Joe Robach would like to remind residents of a few facts about the US flag:
It is appropriate to salute the flag when: it is passing in a parade; during a ceremony when it is being hoisted or lowered; when the National Anthem is playing and it is displayed; during the Pledge of Allegiance.

The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs on all days that weather permits.  The flag should be flown especially on national and state holidays and other days that may be proclaimed by the President of the United States.  The US flag may be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated.  Always hoist the flag briskly and lower it ceremoniously. 

Individuals should never: show disrespect to the flag in anyway; dip the US flag to any person or thing; allow the US flag to touch anything beneath it; place anything on the US flag; wear the US flag as apparel. 

For more information about proper flag protocol or anything pertaining to veterans, please contact Joe Robach’s office.