Martial Law Flag “Pursuant to 4 U.S.C. Chapter 1, §§ 1,2,& 3; Executive Order 10834, August 21, 1959; 24 F.R. 6865; a military flag is a flag that resembles the regular flag of the United States, except that it has a YELLOW FRINGE border on three sides. The President of the United States designates this deviation from the regular flag, by executive order, and in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of the military. The placing of a fringe on the national flag, the dimensions of the flag and the arrangement of the stars in the union are matters of detail not controlled by statute, but are within the discretion of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy.” 34 Ops. Atty. Gen. 83.