"A flag is a unifier. It represents a group, a nation, a people. It is a call to unite around a common purpose. This is our flag. It is a symbol that represents us"The Prime Minister of St. Maarten the Honorable Sarah Wescot-Williams encouraged the general population to hang the St. Maarten flag from their homes, offices and other buildings on Flag Day, June 13th in order to show pride in Country St. Maarten.
"A flag is a unifier. It represents a group, a nation, a people. It is a call to unite around a common purpose. This is our flag. It is a symbol that represents us," commented the PM.
The law that regulates the use of the flag of St. Maarten was established on the 13th of July 1985 by Island Decree and became effective on November 11th of that same year.
Based on the Island Decree there is a right and wrong way to display the flag. Some of these regulations include that the flying of the flag should only be from sunrise to sunset and the flag should be risen briskly in the morning and slowly in the evening; the flag should not be flown at night while unlit; the flag should not be flown in the rain or in inclement weather; the flag should never touch the ground and when a flag is old or worn out or damaged it should be retired and old flags should be burned or buried but never thrown in the trash.
The Prime Minister further commented that our National Flag is one of our most important symbols and should be given all the necessary respect it deserves, "The St. Maarten flag should be held in the highest esteem as it represents the St. Maarten Nation and those who gave their lives for St. Maarten," commented the Prime Minister.