Wescot-Williams continues promoting Flag Day

POSTED: 06/8/12 11:54 AM

St. Maarten – Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams invites the general public to the Flag Day celebration, which will take place next Wednesday. The details on the event will be released on a later date. The prime minister also encourages the general population to hang the St. Maarten flag from their homes, offices and other buildings during that day.
The law that regulates the use of the flag of St. Maarten was established by Island Decree on July 13, 1985. The decree became effective on November 11 of that same year. Based on the Island Decree there is a right and wrong way to display the flag. Some of these regulations include the flying of the flag should be from sunrise to sunset and the flag should be risen briskly in the morning and slowly in the evening; the flag should not be flown at night while unlit; the flag should not be flown in the rain or in inclement weather; the flag should never touch the ground and when a flag is old or worn out or damaged it should be retired and old flags should be burned or buried but never thrown in the trash.
“Our national flag is one of our most important symbols and should be given all the necessary respect it deserves. The St. Maarten flag should be held in the highest esteem as it represents the St. Maarten nation and those who gave their lives for St. Maarten,” Wescot-Williams stated in a release.

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