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lazzzlo Linguica Since: 21.7.02 From: Cincinnati Since last post: 4283 days Last activity: 4089 days # 1 Posted on 7.2.03 1431.20 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 Since: 1.8.02 From: Huntington Beach, CA Since last post: 1473 days Last activity: 239 days # 2 Posted on 7.2.03 1456.31 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 Since: 21.7.02 From: Cincinnati Since last post: 4283 days Last activity: 4089 days # 3 Posted on 7.2.03 1543.06 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 Since: 7.11.02 From: Dallas, TX Since last post: 264 days Last activity: 3 days # 4 Posted on 7.2.03 1601.53 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 Since: 11.1.02 From: Houston Since last post: 30 days Last activity: 30 days # 5 Posted on 8.2.03 0151.24
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... "No team that has lost in the first round of the playoffs has ever gone on to win the Super Bowl." - Dave Letterman, January 6, 2003. Gordie.ca
Not agreeing with him on much of anything, I still found him thought provoking, fascinating, and well-grounded in his beliefs. He was the type of conservative that liberals like myself respected and listened to without sarcasm.
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