Handbooks, Brochures, Forms and Information
The following PowerPoint presentations can be used for F.L.A.G. Program training and promotion. Click on an image to download a PowerPoint presentation. If you do not have PowerPoint, you can download a free PowerPoint Viewer from Microsoft that will allow you to view PowerPoint presentations.
F.L.A.G. Program Overview and Curriculum
This is the main PowerPoint presentation for the F.L.A.G. Program. It gives an overview of the program and contains the questions and answers that make up the curriculum studied by program participants.
Elementary School Program Overview
This PowerPoint presentation, graciously provided by Debbie Davis, F.L.A.G. Program Coordinator at Felty Elementary School in Waxahachie, Texas, explains the steps she takes each school year to get the F.L.A.G. Program up and running on her campus.
The U.S. Flag: Position and Manner of Display
Section 7 of the U.S. Flag Code specifies the Position and Manner of Display for the United States flag. The pictures in this PowerPoint presentation will help students visualize the various flag display scenarios described therein.
Flags and Literature
THE U.S. FLAG CODE & GUIDELINES (FOLD-OUT): This pamphlet contains information on proper care of and respect for the flag, when and how to display the flag (including formal occasions and flying the flag at half-staff), the U.S. Flag Code, and WoodmenLife’s patriotism. It folds out into a 25-1/2″ x 33″ poster of the flag, with the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance printed at the bottom of the poster, along with instructions for folding the flag and Flag Trivia.
THE U.S. FLAG CODE & GUIDELINES (BOOKLET): This 13-page booklet measures 4″ x 6″ and contains the same information as the fold-out/poster above.
THE AMERICAN PATRIOT’S HANDBOOK: This 216-page book is 5″ x 6-1/2″, and contains the full text of the U.S. Constitution and its Amendments, the Declaration of Independence, and historical background information on both of these important documents. It also contains a transcription of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, the dates on which states were admitted to the Union, a copy of “The Flag of our United States” by Colonel James A. Moss, and a one-page biography and photo of each President.
CONTACT YOUR LOCAL WOODMENLIFE REPRESENTATIVE TO INQUIRE ABOUT OBTAINING FLAGS AND/OR LITERATURE.
* WoodmenLife provides U.S. flags to local chapters for presentation to nonprofit civic and youth groups, schools, churches, community centers, and other worthy groups. American Patriot’s Handbooks are presented by chapters to new citizens, libraries and schools.
These educational materials are available for anyone to download and/or print. They contain lots of helpful information related to the United States flag.
Flag Code. There are two downloadable and printable copies of the United States Flag Code available on this website.
“The United States Flag: Federal Law Relating to Display and Associated Questions.” This Congressional Research Service report was prepared for members and committees of Congress on February 7, 2011, and is the more concise of the two documents presented here. It presents, verbatim, the United States Flag Code as found in Title 4 of the United States Code, and the section of Title 36 which designates the Star-Spangled Banner as the national anthem and provides instructions on how to display the flag during its rendition. The report also addresses several of the frequently asked questions concerning the flag. (Source: Senate.gov)
“United States Flag Code.” This document contains the complete text of the United States Code, Title 4, Chapters 1-5, along with amendments, historical and revision notes, legal findings, and other ancillary notes that have been included in and made part of the official record. Chapter 1 is the Flag Code. This is the lengthier of the two documents presented here, because it contains more than just the Flag Code, and because it contains numerous ancillary notes. (Source: House.gov)
“Our Flag,” published by the U.S. Government Printing Office under the authority of Senate Concurrent Resolution 108, 109th Congress, contains a detailed, official history of the United States flag. (Source: Publications.USA.gov)
“Flying the Flag at Half-Staff” is a handout published by the F.L.A.G. Program, summarizing the special occasions designated in the United States Flag Code when the flag is to be flown at half-staff.
A list of terms with definitions commonly used when referencing the flag and other related material.
The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which we give respect to the flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used. They are: