Showing respect for Old Glory

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Robin Hickman

EUGENE, Ore. - A U.S. flag flown upsidedown - and below the state flag - in front of a public school stirred concern Monday after the mistake became known.

Viewers and web visitors weighed in on the issue, suggesting flag etiquette warranted revisiting.

Was the school in danger? An upsidedown flag can be a sign of distress.

This and other questions sent KVAL News to learn more Tuesday.

Potential surprises for people new to the subject of flag etiquette: Burning the American flag can be a respectful way to dispose of old flags.

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