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What Kinds of Fireworks are Legal in your State?

fireworks3Some states allow all or most types of consumer fireworks (formerly known as class C fireworks). These include Roman candles, rockets, sparklers, firecrackers and more.

Other states only allow novelty fireworks or ban fireworks completely.

If you plan to use fireworks this 4th of July, find out what’s legal in your state.

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How to Properly Display the American Flag from USA.gov

ImageWith Memorial Day weekend here, a lot of us will be displaying our Flag to honor those who gave their lives for our country.  There can be confusion and questions about how to properly wear and display the American flag, especially around the summer holidays when many people want to display a flag.

Here is what the law says about using the American flag properly (PDF):

  • The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water or merchandise.
  • The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free.
  • No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform.
  • The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying or delivering anything.
  • The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
  • The flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle or of a railroad train or a boat.

Read more rules and regulations that govern flag display (PDF).

Happy Memorial Day and THANKS to all those who gave their lives for our freedom!!

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