Here in Australia it's very rare to see a privately flown flag. In fact, people might wonder about you, and why you are flying it. Government buildings probably fly a flag. Our parliament building here in Canberra has a huge flag, that has become part of the architecture, but that is a government flag. https://www.google.com.au/search?...
People who display the flag too much, such as fly it and drape it around themselves, are often thought suspect. Maybe tending to be right wing racist hooligans.
In our village the flag is out when one of the members of the kings family has a birthday. On Kingsday (his birthday) a lot of people have the flag out from their homes. And in the evening of May 4th, it is half mast to remember the people who died in WWII. I hate it when I see people wrapped up in our country's flag, for instant at soccer games to show where they're from.To me it is something special.
Where in the U.S. were you? That may make a difference.
Last trip north-east states. Maine and nearby states.
Cemeteries are different. You'll see flags on the graves of those who served in the military.
The cemeteries I saw the flags in - many flags decorating the area - looked like normal cemeteries to me; they didn't appear to be military cemeteries. The flags did make them more photogenic. Pretty and something different (from a foreigner's view point).
Even if there was only one flag in twenty to fifty houses, or more (I didn't do any counting here) they would still stand out for me, as I am not used to seeing privately flown flags where I live. Australians have a lower level of conspicuous nationalism.
The U.S. flag, the Confederate (Rebel) flag... I've seen the Irish Flag flown at private homes, and of course the Mexican flag. We (Puerto Ricans) usually have a flag on our car mirrors or as the front tag and sometimes in stickers. And we will also fly it on the car when we are feeling especially proud of the island. Yes, I know Puerto Rico is a territory and not a Country :)
I did, however, include the U.S. flag in the creation of my homemade bumper sticker that says "I welcome refugees". I made the sticker and put it on my car the evening of the day that Trump came out with his first Executive Order restricting refugee travel to the U.S.
...so a lot of homes are flying a flag, or displaying one (we have a small one in the window). I am reading a really good book, about a genocide survivor from Africa who moves to America. At one point, he is looking for a post office, walks up to a house flying the US flag and knocks on the door, asking, "Are you a post office?" Where he lived (Burundi) only official buildings had the country's flag. The book is by Tracy Kidder: "Strength in What Remains". Very good.
every day on our front porch. We live in the USA, in Michigan. We proudly fly our flag. We believe in what it stands for, freedom. We believe in standing up for the men, woman and dogs that have given their lives to defend our country. It is one way of keeping their memories alive. Yes, I stand and salute my flag at gatherings and I will continue to do so whenever presented with the opportunity.
We only fly our flag on Infependence Day or Memorial. Day. In our neighborhood we seldom see flags displayed except one neighbor who is a retired military man. Public buildings and stores fly flags on a daily basis. As a child I was taught that a flag should not be flown at night unless a light was shining on it. If there was no light, the flag had to be taken down. No one seems to pay attention to that any more. Also a flag was never supposed to touch the ground. People here say they respect the flag, but their actions don't show it. I see flags that are so old and tattered , and faded by the sun because people just hang them and forget about them. People here decorate their homes in flag fabric, (throw pillows, curtains, table cloths, women wear flag bikinis, men wear flag swimming trunks or shorts, t-shirts etc.) If you saw flags in a cemetery, it may have been a VA cemetery or national cemetery where a battle was fought. Normally in private cemeteries you only see a few flags that may have been put there by families.