Remembrance Day | 6. Flag etiquette

Dipping a carried flag means lowering it from a vertical position to one which is, variously 45 degrees from the horizontal, or, even further, touching the ground.

The national flag, when carried, is never dipped or lowered to the ground.

Dipping of the National Flag is not permitted under ANY circumstances by Canadian Armed Forces personnel.

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