When to capitalize flag names

Capitalize official names and nicknames of flags.

Examples:
Old Glory
Star-Spangled Banner
Union Jack
Maple Leaf

However, when referring generically to the American flag or the Canadian flag and the like, keep the F in flag lowercased because it’s not a proper noun (the actual name of the flag).

For a list of flag nicknames, click here.

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