According to the U.S Code governing American flags, they should always be displayed with their union or canton facing forward and toward whoever is viewing them; but if you're wearing one on your sleeve then it would go towards whichever side has been designated as "back."
It is reported that in 2005, General Peter J. Schoomaker authorized the wearing of a reversed American flag patch on utility and organizational uniforms which means soldiers can wear an upside down stars as their right sleeve's design. The regulation states this will give off "the effect" if you move forward while carrying this garment with its new look for military personnel everywhere!
The stars always faced the flag, like in one of those old war movies. The horse-soldiers knew that when they carried this piece of cloth into battle and saw what direction it would take them - whichever way their spears were pointing!
Phill Greazzo, a Republican legislator from Manchester, N.H., launched Fix Our Flag in 2009 when he discovered that Schoomaker's order had been reversed and the American flag was now used as an example of what not to do by default because it went against U.S Code which says "the Betsy Ross salute should be followed if another national symbol is being wrongly displayed."
A simple way for us all show pride or displeasure with whatever situation arises without any need for interpretation on how others feel can easily become apparent through this one gesture; therefore we must always strive towards perfectionism when displaying our country.
A stop at ehow.org's flag patch etiquette page by Terri Deno notes: "The way the flag patches are worn can help you tell the difference between civilians and military officials." Flag patches for officialdom such as fire departments, police forces or other government agencies have stars facing inwards (towards their staff), while those belonging to soldiers will point outward; similarly though not exclusively these differ according with context--a soldier may wear his/her star emblems both ways depending on what situation calls for it!
I always get a kick out of ehow.com's posts on how to wear your patch! It can be affixed both right and left shoulders, depending what uniform you're in - military service members must place their flag forward facing but non-service folks may just have it face back toward the spine or put opposite side up like so"
At what angle should you fly the American flag? You can either have it pointing south, or with its center facing east. It doesn't matter which way people see as long there's some symbolism behind your decision and no one feels left out in their own country!