Hoist (width) of flag (A) 1.0
Fly (length) of flag (B) 1.9
Hoist (width) of Union (C) 0.5385 (7/13)
Fly (length) of Union (D) 0.76
Diameter of star (K) 0.0616
Width of stripe (L) 0.0769 ( 1/13)
PART I - DESIGN OF THE FLAG
Section 1. The flag of the United States shall have thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white, and a union consisting of white stars on a field of blue.
Section 2. The positions of the stars in the union of the flag and in the union jack shall be as indicated on the attachment to this order, which is hereby made a part of this order.
Section 3. The dimensions of the constituent parts of the flag shall conform to the proportions set forth in the attachment referred to in Part II below.
PART II - REGULATIONS GOVERNING EXECUTIVE AGENCIES
The following sizes of flags are authorized for executive agencies:
Dimensions of Flag Size Hoist
Feet Feet (1) 20.00 38.00 (2) 10.00 19.00 (3) 8.95 17.00 (4) 7.00 11.00 (5) 5.00 9.50 (6) 4.33 5.50 (7) 3.50 6.65 (8) 3.00 4.00 (9) 3.00 5.70 (10) 2.37 4.50 (11) 1.32 2.50
View the Government drawing (45k gif 1493pixels w x 879 pixels h) specifying the Flags dimensions.
Size is based upon the height of the flagpole and number of flags going on that pole.
Recommended Flag Sizes
|Ground Set Poles||Roof-Mounted Poles|
|Exposed Pole Height||Flag Size||Exposed Pole Height||Flag Size|
Wall Mounted Poles
|Pole Height Above Wall||Flag Size||Pole Length||Flag Size|
Flag Materials2-Ply Polyester: 100% woven, spun Polyester, this is the most durable flag material ever created. With the look of cotton, this material was designed and engineered especially for industrial, commercial or institutional use or wherever severe climactic conditions exist. Brand Names: Tough-Tex, Koralex II, Champion, Polywavez, Poly-Max, PolyExtra.
Heavy-Weight Cotton: Spun from sturdy 2-ply carded yarns. Vat dyed in limited colors. Our heavy-weight cotton fabric is most often used today when recreating an authentic historical look and feel of a time gone by. Brand Names: Bulldog, Best, Ultrawavez, Endura-Tex.
Knit Polyester: This 4 oz. knit Polyester material has an open weave and a high sheen. Strong and sturdy, it also provides for a high-gloss look and resilient memory stretch. Brand Names: Det-Glo, Ultra-Knit, Endura-Poly, Polysave.
Silk Polyester: Lustrous silk-like Polyester dyed in brilliant colors is mainly used in small stick flags from 4×6 inches up through 24×36 inches. Brand Names: Val-Prin, Empire Brand.
Banner Satin: Featuring a rich elegant shine, high-gloss Banner Satin is the custom fabric of choice for single-sided banners of simple design. Can be finished in a variety of ways. For indoor use only. Limited colors available.
Tackle Twill: A heavyweight blend of 62% Rayon and 38% cotton, its duplex finish (rich sheen on one side, matte on the other) makes it most appropriate for flags that will be viewed from one side only or for double construction flags .
Cotton Sheeting: Selected heavy cotton sheeting. An exceptional buy for the budget minded. Used mainly for U.S. Flags and decorations. Brand Names: Everwear, Pioneer, Reliance.
Vinyl: Great for outdoor use. Tough 13 ounce banner fabric that is highly resistant to tearing or ripping. It is also mildew and U.V. Resistant. The 16 ounce weight is used for double sided applications.
Sunbrella: 100% solution dyed acrylic fiber that gives excellent fade and weather resistance. This canvas awning fabric is the strongest choice for light post or boulevard banners.
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