Gaylene from St. Paul asks: Why do we put our hands over our hearts during the national anthem? It is actually part of United States law. The U.S. Flag Code was adopted in 1923, and it says when the flag is present during the anthem, veterans and members of the Armed Forces should give the military salute.
“You can leave it up the whole time if there’s a spotlight on it,” one viewer we talked with said. “But if there’s no spotlight, you have to take it down and you have to fold it.”
Gov. Mark Dayton ordered all U.S. and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings on Monday in honor of Lance Cpl. Caleb L. Erickson.
It’s something a lot of us might a not notice: A simple flag pole in a neighbor’s front yard. But for a northeast Minneapolis family, it’s grown into something bigger.
A Fort Pierre man says he was fired from his job as a school custodian after posting photos on Facebook showing a crumpled up American flag.
A flag that was all but destroyed at Ground Zero during the 9/11 attack was on display at the Illinois veteran’s hospital shorten after news of the terror leader’s death was announced.