You carry the flag horizontally during a parade
It’s tempting to mimic the pregame ceremonies at football games and carry the giant flags horizontally. But the flag etiquette code is pretty clear on this. The flag should be held “always aloft and free.” Don’t miss these 20 mind-blowing facts about the American flag.
You wear the flag as a shirt or swimsuit
The flag’s a flag, it’s not clothing. So put something else on, says the American Legion and ushistory.org. But here’s where they diverge. You know those Old Navy T-Shirts? Ushistory.org puts that in the same category with wearing the flag, whereas the American Legion told us that the design is not the actual flag, only a “representation,” and, therefore, they have no problem with that.