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Use in Parades, Civic and Public Events

When the Washington State flag is displayed on a float in a parade, the flag should always be attached securely to a staff so it can fly freely.

The Washington State flag should not be draped over the hood, top, sides, or back of any vehicle, or on any train, boat, or airplane.

The Washington State flag should never be used to cover a platform or speaker's desk, or as a drape for the front of a speaker's platform. Bunting of yellow and green (or red and white) may be used.

When displayed over the middle of a street, the Washington State flag should be suspended with the first and third quarters at the top, and with the first quarter to the flag's own right (the observer's left).

How to display flag in the middle of the street

When the Washington State flag and the U.S. flag are displayed together over the middle of a street, both flags should be suspended vertically and at the same level. The Washington State flag should be approximately the same size as, but never larger than, the U.S. flag. The U.S. flag should have the union to the north in an east and west street, or to the east in a north and south street. The Washington State flag should be suspended as described above, with the first quarter to the north in an east and west street, or to the east in a north and south street.