Did you know? U.S. Flag Protocol During National Mourning

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Did you know? U.S. Flag Protocol During National Mourning

 

May is Military Appreciation Month. Won't you take a moment to thank a veteran or service member in your life? As often as possible, I do, especially family members and friends who have proudly served. 

 

Did you know that when the nation is in a period of mourning, the American flag is lowered on its pole as a sign of respect referred to as “half-staff?” National periods of mourning are designated by a presidential proclamation and suggest the flag remain at half-staff from sunrise to sunset of that day unless otherwise noted.

 

Memorial Day for instance, is an exception that calls for the flag to be briskly raised to full-staff at noon of that day. During times when the American flag is flown at half-staff, state and local flags should follow suit until the flag is returned to full-staff. This period can last from one day for national days of remembrance, to 30 days in the event of the death of a sitting or former president.

 

Private citizens operating non-federal facilities are exempt from adhering to the guidelines. On a state and local level, you may lower your flag in remembrance of prominent local citizens without a presidential proclamation. The following days have been designated as national days of remembrance, and thus half-staff flag days:

  • Peace Officers Memorial Day - MAY (The date varies by year, but occurs annually during National Police Week)

 

  • Memorial Day - MAY (Observed on the last Monday in May)

 

  • Patriot Day - SEPTEMBER 11

 

  • National Firefighters Memorial Day - OCTOBER (The exact date varies by year, but occurs annually during National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend)

 

  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - DECEMBER 7

 

For more helpful information on how to properly display your American flag refer to https://www.usa.gov/flag.

 

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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing these reminders.

It is a good time to purchase a new flag for Memorial Day.

May 15, 2019 07:56 AM #1
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Will Hamm
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Hello Wanda,  I do not fly my flag every day because I take it down at night because I do not have a light on it unless it is a special occasion and then I run a extension club and a sport light.

May 15, 2019 08:35 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! thanks for the reminder of when to put the flag at half staff.... important days to remember....

May 15, 2019 08:49 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Wanda - I wasn't aware that the month of May was Military Appreciation Month so thank you for letting us know that.  I did know about the protocol of the United States flag during national mourning but posts like these serve as an important reminder.  

May 15, 2019 08:54 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
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Good afternoon Wanda. I fly a flag everyday. I didn't know all that you shared though. TY

May 15, 2019 09:25 AM #5
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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We may do the same Roy Kelley. Flag check!

May 15, 2019 09:41 AM #6
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Ours flies 24/7 with a light that highlights it, giving the respect it deserves Will Hamm. God Bless America!

May 15, 2019 09:42 AM #7
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My husband, retired Navy follows protocol with much love and respect Barbara Todaro. Wish more people did! 

May 15, 2019 09:43 AM #8
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Am a proud American and respect the U.S. Flag, glad to share this information Michael Jacobs

May 15, 2019 09:44 AM #9
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Good for you Sheila Anderson! When I see a U.S. Flag waving in the wind, it makes my heart swell for my country, has always been that way since learning about its history.

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Wanda I am all about proper flag protocol...over the years I have written a few times about this very subject in one form or another. It never gets old to remind people. I get so annoyed there are teachers near where we live and they do not know when to put the flag out... so leadership by example, Endre

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