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Flag Flying Holidays

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You should display the flag every day from sunrise to sunset, weather permitting. If you would like to display your flag at night, it must be illuminated. We have a great selection of solar lights that mount on top of the pole to ensure illumination. Be sure to display the flag on national holidays and these days of importance:

 

Key:      U.S. Flag       POW/MIA Flag
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January

NEW YEAR’S DAY
January 1

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY
Third Monday in January

INAUGURATION DAY
January 20 (every 4 years)

 

February

LINCOLN’S BIRTHDAY
February 12

PRESIDENTS' DAY
(WASHINGTON'S BIRTHDAY)
Third Monday in February

 

march

EASTER SUNDAY
Variable

 

April

ARMY DAY
April 6

JEFFERSON'S BIRTHDAY
April 13

 

May

 

MOTHER’S DAY
Second Sunday in May

VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY
May 8

PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY
May 15 
*half-staff all day*
Half Staff Flag


 

ARMED FORCES DAY    Pow Flag
Third Saturday in May  

 

MEMORIAL DAY Half Staff Flag Pow Flag
Last Monday in May   
*half-staff until noon*

 

June
FLAG DAY      Pow Flag
June 14           

 

 

FATHER’S DAY
Third Sunday in June

 

July
INDEPENDENCE DAY
July 4        Pow Flag

 

 

KOREAN WAR
ARMISTICE DAY

July 27

 

august

V-J DAY
Second Monday in August

PURPLE HEART DAY
August 7

NATIONAL AVIATION DAY
August 19

 

September

LABOR DAY
First Monday in September

PATRIOT DAY
September 11
*half-staff all day*   
Half Staff Flag

 



CONSTITUTION DAY
September 17

POW/MIA Recognition Day
Third Friday in   
September
  
Pow Flag

 

October

COLUMBUS DAY
Second Monday in October

NAVY DAY
October 27

 

November

ELECTION DAY
Tuesday after first Monday
in November

MARINE CORPS BIRTHDAY
November 10

VETERANS DAY    Pow Flag
November 11      

 

 


THANKSGIVING DAY
Fourth Thursday in November

 

December
PEARL HARBOR DAY
December 7
*half-staff all day*   
Half Staff Flag

 

 


CHRISTMAS DAY
December 25

 

 

 

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HOW LONG SHOULD I FLY THE FLAG AT HALF-MAST?

The President may order the flag to be flown at half-staff to mark the death of other officials, former officials, or foreign dignitaries. In addition to these occasions, the president may also order half-staff display of the flag after other tragic events. When a half-staff order is issued, it will state when and how long the American flag or any state flag should be flown at half-staff. In any event, the flag should be briskly run up to the top of the staff before being lowered slowly to the half-mast position. If any flag should touch the ground, then it is to be removed.

The flag is to be flown at half-staff at all federal buildings, grounds and naval vessels in the Washington, D.C., area on the day and day after the death of a United States senator, representative, territorial delegate, or the resident commissioner from the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. It should also be flown at half-staff on all federal facilities in the state, congressional district, territory, or commonwealth of these officials.

Click here for more information on Presidential Proclamations.

 

30 Days

After the death of
president or
former president

 

10 Days

After the death of a sitting
vice-president, the chief of
justice, a retired chief of justice,
or the speaker of the
house of representatives

 

2 Days

Day of and the day
after the death of
a member of congress

 

Until Burial Day

Associate justice of the
supreme court, secretary
of a military department,
former vice president, or
the governor of a state

 



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IF YOUR FLAG CAN'T FLY AT HALF-STAFF

American Legion says, for flags that cannot be lowered, such as those on homes, that attaching a black ribbon on top of the flag is an acceptable alternative. The ribbon should be the same width as a strip on the flag and the same length as the flag. In the case of wall mounted flags, three mourning bows should be attached to the top edge of the flag, one at each corner, and one in the center.

 

black mourning bow

Black Nylon Mourning Bow

Offers an alternative for
flagpoles that cannot have
a flag flown at half-staff

 

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