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Flag Etiquette, Protocol, & Lore

We get many requests about North American flag etiquette, protocol, and lore.  The sources below serve as entry-level gateways to such information for the United States, Canada, and Mexico.
For a good discussion of the origin of the U.S. Flag, see:

For an explanation of the legal issues facing municipalities regarding flag display, see

For announcements of half-staffing the U.S. Flag, and for a widget to receive announcements, see