In the spirit of letting “others know how to properly display our nation’s flag,” former Army first sergeant John A. Mulshine wrote in a Letter to the Editor of The Monterey County Herald today, as follows:
“...and anyone else who flies the flag: Some very simple rules to follow.
1. Sun up, flag up; Sun down, flag down, and then put it away.
2. If the flag is left up after sundown, illuminate it.”
As Mayor Sue McCloud flies her residential flag 24/7 without illumination between sunset and sunrise, John A. Mulshine has done a public service by informing her, a former federal government employee, of proper flag etiquette.