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June 3 - Birthday of Jefferson Davis (in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ky., La., Miss., Tenn., Tex., and Va).
June 15 - Pioneer Day (in Idaho).
July 4 - Independence Day (all the States and Territories). 
July 13 - Birthday of Gen. Bedford Forrest (Tennessee only).
July 24 - Pioneer Day (in Utah).
August 1 - Colorado Day (in Colorado only).
August 16 - Anniversary battle of Bennington (in Vt.).
September - (1st Monday) Labor Day (every State and Territory except Ala., Wyo., and the Phillippines)
September 6 - Lafayette Day. Not a legal holiday but is celebrated in New York at 10 other states. 
September 9 - Admission Day (in California).
September 12 - Defenders' Day (in Maryland).
October 12 - Columbus Day (Ark., Ariz., Calif., Colo., Conn., Del., Fla., Idaho. Ill., Ind., Kan., Ky., La., Me., Md., Mass., Mich., Mo., Mont., Neb., Nev., N. H., N. J., N. M., N. Y., N. Dak., Ohio, Ore., Pa., R. I., Tex., Utah, Vt., Wash., W. Va.; also in Porto Rico. In Arkansas and Kansas is does not affect notes or judicial proceedings).
October 12 - Fraternal Day (Alabama only).
October 18 - Alaska Day (in Alaska only).
October 31 - Admission Day (in Nevada).
November - (1st Tuesday after 1st Monday). General Election Day. Every State and Territory except Alaska, Dist. of Col., Hawaii, Ill., Mass., Miss., Ohio. Philippines and Vt. In Illinois it is a legal holiday in Chicago, Springfield, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Danville, Cairo and Rockford. In Ohio it is a half holiday. In Maine it is a legal holiday only as to the courts, which also close on the State Election day (biennially, 2nd Monday in September).
November 11 - Armistice Day generally observed.
November - Thanksgiving Day. (Every State, Territory and possession except Utah where it is observed though not on the statue books.) Normally, the last Thursday of November, but varies according to proclamations of President and Governors. 
December 25 - Christmas Day (every State, Territory and possession). 
Good Friday - (Conn., Del., Fla., La., Md., Minn., N. J., Pa., Philippines, Porto Rico, Tenn.). In Conn, Good Friday is usually proclaimed by the Governor as a day of fasting and prayer.
Arbor Day is a legal holiday in many States, although in some it is observed as designated by the Governor.

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The rules for displaying the American Flag, as adopted by the National Flag Conference, are as follows:
1. The flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset, or between such hours as may be designated by proper authority. It should be displayed on holidays and special occasions. 
2. When carried in a procession with another flag or flags, the flag of the United States should be either on the marching right, i.e. the flag's own right, or when there is a line of other flags the flag of the United States may be in front of the center.
3. When displayed with another flag against a wall from crossed staffs, the flag of the United States should be on the right, the flag's own right, and its staff should be in front of the other flag.
4. When a number of flags are grouped and displayed from staffs, the flag of the United States should be in the center or at the highest point. 
5. When flags of states or cities or pennants of societies are flown on the same halyard with the flag of the United States, the national flag should always be at the peak. When flown from adjacent staffs the flag of the United States should be hoisted first. No flag or pennant should be placed above or to the right.
6. When flags of two or more nations are displayed they should be flown from separate staffs of the same height and the flags should be of approximately equal size. 
7. When the flag is displayed from a staff projecting horizontally or at an angle from the window sill, balcony, or front of building, the union of the flag should go to the head of the staff unless the flag is at half mast.
8. When the flag of the United States is displayed in a manner other than by being flown from a staff it should be displayed flat, whether indoors or out. When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, i.e., to the observer's left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed the same way.
9. When displayed over the middle of the street, as between buildings, the flag of the United States should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east-and-west street, or to the east in a north-and-south street. 
10. When used on a speaker's platform, the flag should be displayed above and behind the speaker. it should never be used to cover the speaker's desk nor to drape over the front of the platform. If flown from a staff it should be on the speaker's right.
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