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lazzzlo Linguica Level: 21 Posts: 52/77 EXP: 48221 For next: 1723 Since: 21.7.02 From: Cincinnati Since last post: 4741 days Last activity: 4547 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: 83 Posts: 923/1759 EXP: 5259000 For next: 173244 Since: 1.8.02 From: Huntington Beach, CA Since last post: 1931 days Last activity: 698 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: 48221 For next: 1723 Since: 21.7.02 From: Cincinnati Since last post: 4741 days Last activity: 4547 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: 59 Posts: 53/810 EXP: 1627432 For next: 45706 Since: 7.11.02 From: Dallas, TX Since last post: 722 days Last activity: 225 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: 87 Posts: 557/1932 EXP: 6173061 For next: 219738 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 335 days Last activity: 92 days # 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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