1775 - The New England Pine Tree Flag - was flown at the Battle of Bunker (Breed's) Hill. It was used almost 90 years before then.
|Continental Navy Jack|
Jan. 1, 1776 - Grand Union was flown over Prospect Hill, overlooking Boston.
|Betsey Ross Flag|
How to Display the Flag
When displayed over the middle of an East-West running street, the flag should be suspended vertically with the union to the north.
When displayed with another flag, against a wall with crossed staffs, the flag should be on the right (viewer's left) with staff in front.
When flown at half-staff, the flag should first be hoisted to the top for an instant, then lowered. It should also be raised to the top before being lowered for the day.
The flag should always be at the peak when flown on the same halyard with flags of states, cities, localities or pennants of societies. When flown from adjacent staffs the U.S. flag should be hoisted first and lowered last. No flag should be placed above the American flag or to the right of it.