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lazzzlo Linguica Level: 21 Posts: 52/77 EXP: 44242 For next: 5702 Since: 21.7.02 From: Cincinnati Since last post: 3935 days Last activity: 3741 days # 1 Posted on 7.2.03 1431.20 Reposted on: 7.2.10 1433.11 Is there an official time frame for flying the flag at half mast? I noticed on the way home from work that 2 govt. agencies flew the flag in separate ways...one at half mast and the other at full mast. Is this up to each individual entity or is there a uniform time frame? lazzz Promote this thread!
Pool-Boy Lap cheong Level: 81 Posts: 923/1759 EXP: 4824018 For next: 168852 Since: 1.8.02 From: Huntington Beach, CA Since last post: 1126 days Last activity: 6 days # 2 Posted on 7.2.03 1456.31 Reposted on: 7.2.10 1459.02 Usually when flags are ordered at half mast, there is a specific time-frame named. I think for the shuttle, it was 6 days. It depends on the importance of the memorial.
lazzzlo Linguica Level: 21 Posts: 54/77 EXP: 44242 For next: 5702 Since: 21.7.02 From: Cincinnati Since last post: 3935 days Last activity: 3741 days # 3 Posted on 7.2.03 1543.06 Reposted on: 7.2.10 1545.35 Thanks...That was my question. The flag is ordered by the government then to fly at half mast depending upon the situation? Makes sense on the 6 day time frame. I'm a new citizen...just never was sure of the rules/etiquette. lazzz
Corajudo Frankfurter Level: 58 Posts: 53/809 EXP: 1487296 For next: 90259 Since: 7.11.02 From: Dallas, TX Since last post: 195 days Last activity: 2 days # 4 Posted on 7.2.03 1601.53 Reposted on: 7.2.10 1605.20 Originally posted by lazzzlo Thanks...That was my question. The flag is ordered by the government then to fly at half mast depending upon the situation? Makes sense on the 6 day time frame. I'm a new citizen...just never was sure of the rules/etiquette. lazzz Here's a flag etiquette website. Basically, the flag flies at half staff until the President (or the governor of your state) decide to rescind the order. U.S. flag etiquette
Bullitt Shot in the dark Level: 84 Posts: 557/1912 EXP: 5594874 For next: 67102 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 334 days Last activity: 1 day # 5 Posted on 8.2.03 0151.24 Reposted on: 8.2.10 0151.32 I say this in all sincerity... God Bless the USA for the way it treats and respects its flag. If only we Canadians had that reverance and patriotism...
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