Half-mast or half-staff refers to a flag flying below the summit on a pole. In many
countries this is seen as a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or in some ...
Flying the flag at half-staff is an area of flag etiquette that most people want to
make sure they get right. It is also an area for which the road to error is routinely ...
I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at
all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities ...
Apr 9, 2012 ... “The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for ..... find
no reason a private school would not lower the flag to half staff.
Jul 21, 2015 ... President Barack Obama ordered flags to be lowered in honor of the service
members killed July 16 by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Jun 16, 2016 ... Obama has lowered flags to half-staff more often than any president in history. ...
all flags at federal buildings and ships at sea to be flown at half-staff to ... the flag
for more personal reasons not proclaimed by the president.
When raising the American flag to half-staff on a vertical pole, always raise it ...
When the American flag is flown at half-staff, state and other flags should be ...
There are four specific occasions during which the flag of the United States is
flown at half-staff, or at the mid-way point of the staff or pole to which it is attached
Flying a flag at half mast symbolizes grief, mourning and respect. In the event of a
national disaster or death of specific government office bearers, the flag is ...
The U.S. flag is flown at half-mast for the death of important figures of the U.S.
Government and the Governor of a state or territory and to honor the death of ...