Why do Americans Fly the Flag at Half-Staff?
Half-staff procedures can be confusing, especially when a half-staff notice is delivered by proclamation, and not one of the nationally observed dates.
While the United States “Flag Code” contains instructions for displaying the American flag at half-staff, it can be a struggle to know when one might expect a half-staff notice to occur.
Three circumstances when you might expect a half-staff order:
– As a mark of respect for the memory of deceased public officials.
–Upon the death of leading citizens.
–Upon the death of victims of violence and/or terrorism.
In each these instances, instructions are formally delivered in the form of a proclamation by the President, State Governor, or District of Columbia Mayor before being distributed by media.
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