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Raising and lowering the flag
- The flag should be raised briskly and lowered slowly and ceremoniously. Ordinarily it should be displayed only between sunrise and sunset. It should be illuminated if displayed at night.
- The flag of the United States of America is saluted as it is hoisted. The salute is held through the last note of the music or until the flag reaches the top of the pole and is tied off if there is no music.
- The flag of the United States of America is saluted as it is lowered. The salute is held until the flag is unsnapped from the halyard or through the last note of the music, whichever is the longest.