If you choose to fly Old Glory, here are a couple of flag-flying etiquette reminders:
1. When flying the American flag at night, remember it must be lit directly. That means it must have a light shining directly upon it. Light from your porch lights do not suffice. I used a solar spotlight to shine on a relative's flag that she flies at night. Just make sure it is bright enough to light the flag.
2. If using small American flags on dowels on your porch, in your yard, or in your landscaping, make sure they do not touch the ground or foliage. Treat them in the same manner as you would a full-sized American flag. The flag should fly free, unencumbered.