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#1 Posted on 7.2.03 1431.20
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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?



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#2 Posted on 7.2.03 1456.31
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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.
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#3 Posted on 7.2.03 1543.06
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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.




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#4 Posted on 7.2.03 1601.53
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    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.


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#5 Posted on 8.2.03 0151.24
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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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