All About Flag Sizes

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flag-on-pole blog-collinsflags-comA flag does not have fringe when it is flown from a stationary (at right) or mounted pole (just below). These are outside flags and are never fringed.

an_outrigger_pole_set flagpolefarm-comA flag for a color guard has fringe and is what a color team carries and presents or posts. The Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard do not have fringe on the National Ensign.

See All About the Color Guard.

Flag Size Information

  • State flags come in standard sizes 2’x3’, 3’x5’, 4’x6’, 5’x8’
  • US flags come in sizes 2’x3’, 2’6”x4’, 3’x4’, 3’x5’, 4’4”x5’6”, 4’x6’, 5’x8’
  • Branch of Service flags come in sizes 3’x5’ and 4’x6’
  • Military Unit flags are 3’x4’
  • General’s/Admiral’s flags come in sizes 3’x4’ and 3’x5’
  • Army JROTC flags come in size 3’x4’

Mount and carry the flag sizes in bold on an eight-foot flagstaff and the flags identified with bold blue text sizes on a nine-foot six-inch flagstaff. These are the only two sizes used by a military or military-type color teams. Sizes include the flagstaff ornament.

Now read up on Nomenclature of the American Flag, All About the Flagstaff, Flagstaff Ornaments, The Only Time the Spread Eagle is Used, How to Properly Mount a Flag on a Flagstaff, To Fringe or not to Fringe, that is the Question

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