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Southeastern Flag Regulations

Chapter 1. Specifications

§ 1. Shape

The Flag of the Southeastern Region shall be rectangular in form and at least as long as it is wide. Flags acquired for official use shall be in the proportion 5 to 8 except in special circumstances.

§ 2. Design

The design of the flag shall consist of a field divided horizontally, red over white, with a broken saltire of reversed color with legs one-fifth of the hoist in width charged with a blue diamond one-fifth of the hoist in height and one-fifth of the fly in length charged with a white five-pointed star inscribed in an invisible circle inscribed in an invisible diamond one-fifth of the hoist in height and length.

§ 3. Fringe

(a) If a fringe is added to a Southeastern flag, it shall be -
  (1) gold in color,
  (2) on the entirety of the top, fly, and bottom edges, and
&nabsp; (3) no more than one-tenth of the hoist in width.

(b) Southeastern flags acquired for private use may have a fringe or not as the purchaser so chooses.

(c) Southeastern flags purchased for official use shall have a fringe if and only if the flag is intended for indoor use only.

Chapter 2. Usage

§ 11. Display

(a) It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.

(b) The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.

(c) The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.

(d) The flag should be displayed on all days, especially on public holidays and patriotic observences.

(e) The flag should be displayed daily on or near the main administration building of every public institution.

(f) The flag should be displayed in or near every polling place on election days.

(g) The flag should be displayed during school days in or near every schoolhouse.

§ 12. Precedence

The flag, when flown or displayed with another flag or flags, should be given a position that is subordinate to the flag of Atlasia, equivalent to that of those of other Regions or of the provinces other Nations. Flags of other Nations may be given a position equivalent to either the Atlasian or the Southeastern flag, such that there is at least one flag present that the foreign flag is equivalent to. All other flags must be placed in a position subordinate to that of the Southeastern Region.

§ 13. Half-Staff

(a) The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day, the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. By order of the Governor, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of respected figures as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Gubernatorial instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

(b) As used in this section the term “half-staff” means the position of the flag when it is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff.

§ 14. Interment flags

When the flag is used to cover a casket, it should be so placed that the top edge is to the deceased's left and the hoist edge is to the deceased's head. The flag should not be lowered into the grave or allowed to touch the ground. The flag should be of a size and proportion sufficient to cover the casket without excessive tucking of its material.

§ 15. Disposal of unfit flags

The Flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.

Promulgation

Adopted on December 10, 2004 by Governor Ernest.

Cross-References

The use of this flag as a symbol of the Southeast began on May 29, 2004 before the Southeast Constitution was approved.