Saturday, September 12, 2015

Flag Against A Wall


"When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag's own right, that is, to the observer's left." Sec. 7(i). Photo (C) 2015 by W. Simmons

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Patriot Day

On December 18, 2001, President Bush signed Public Law No: 107-89, designating September 11th as Patriot Day. Flag Code Sec. 6(d) designates Patriot Day as one where the US flag is to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sundown, not just until noon as is done on Memorial Day. In addition the people of the United States are asked to observe a moment of silence on Patriot Day in remembrance of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Memorial Day

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service. In observance of the holiday, display the United States flag at Half Staff from sunrise until Noon. "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, then raised to the top of the staff." Flag Code Section 7(m)