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Memorial Day Half-staff Etiquette for Properly Honoring Our Nation’s Heroes.

Half-Staff Etiquette

While Memorial Day has largely become the “kickoff” to summer with outdoor celebrations and barbecues please take a moment to remember the men and women who died serving in the United States Armed Forces, the reason we celebrate Memorial Day each year. Also, as you prepare for the day’s festivities, keep in mind the proper protocol for flying a flag this (and all subsequent) Memorial Days to properly honor our nation’s heroes.

According to United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1, Section 7, “the flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, and then raised to the top of the staff.” An easy way to remember when to fly a flag at half-staff is think of when the entire nation is mourning or remembrance. A Presidential proclamation can also order the lowering of the American flag to half-staff at any given day when a military, political, or important public figure passes away.

Proper flag etiquette also requires you to ensure the flag you are flying is in pristine condition. There should be no holes or tears, the flag should not be tattered, and the color should be vibrant – not faded.

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