Everything You Didn't Know About the Bahamas Flag You may be shocked at how much is not known about the Bahamian flag. Sure, we know the colours, or do we?. We know what they mean, or do we? Do you know that it takes an announcement from Government House to proclaim national mourning and the time to fly Flag at half-mast? Do we know when to hoist and lower the Flag? This information and more are crammed into this fascinating new book, a must-have for anyone is interested in flags, and in particular, the proper protocol for displaying flags. An in-depth presentation is done for the display such as use on land and sea of The National Flag of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, along with the other Official Flags.There's a glossary that would make you a Scrabble star, terms like fimbriation, a narrow edging or border on a flag to separate the two other colours. As for the term fly, when it comes to flag talk, it's the half or edge furthest away from the flagpole. Regarding the right position for flying the Bahamian flag, it should be to the observer's left and before all other flags.This book is an excellent resource for every Bahamian and anyone interested in The Bahamas. May you enjoy the information presented herein.Cheryl C. Strachan has matriculated at College of The Bahamas and Nova Southeastern University. She got the idea for the book when, as a businesswoman, she could not find Bahamas Flag protocol information anywhere. Since 1993 she has spent years researching flag etiquette and protocol. What started out as a desire to obtain information, became a passion, a business and now this book.This book is sanctioned by the Ministry of National Security, Commonwealth of The Bahamas.