Flags throughout the U.S. should be lowered to half-staff on Immediately until Sunset on October 6, 2017

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HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  As we grieve, we pray that God may provide comfort and relief to all those …

Flags at Half-Staff on Memorial Day May 29th

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On Memorial Day, May 29th, the flag of the United States is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon.  It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day. President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Memorial Day, May 29, 2017, as a Day of Prayer …

How should you display your flag?

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3 quick tips: The flag should be raised and lowered by hand on a flagpole. While raising it, unfurl it and hoist it quickly to the peak of the pole. It should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously. When displaying the flag as a decal on the right side of a vehicle (bus, truck, plane, etc.), the blue field should be …

Flags at Half Staff – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day 12/7/16

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December 7, 2016 is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during World War II.  Each year, we honor those brave individuals who made the ultimate sacrifice and recognize those veterans who defended our Nation and advanced the cause of freedom during World War II. At the direction of the President, the flag of the United States …

Flags at Half Staff in observance of Firefighters Memorial Day on October 9, 2016

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The National Fallen Firefighter’s Foundation will sponsor the official national tribute to the 112 Firefighters who died in the line of duty during the previous year on October 9, 2016. (see list at http://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/about/2016-roh/). Thousands attend the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland. On October 16, 2001, President George W. Bush approved legislation requiring the American flag to …

President Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres.

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  Flags throughout the U.S. should remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, September 30, 2016. DEATH OF SHIMON PERES – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the memory of Shimon Peres, former President and Prime Minister of Israel, I hereby order, by …

Custom Flags – what types are available?

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Bright colors and the fluttering motion of custom flags can’t help but catch the eye. When it comes to attracting people’s attention, flags and banners are one of the best ways of doing so. Whether you want to get the word out about your business or organization, display your patriotism, or provide attractive decorations for boats, gardens, or avenues, custom …

President Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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President Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Flags throughout the U.S. should remain at half-staff until sunset on Friday, July 22. BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers …

Flags at Half-Staff Honoring the Victims in Nice, France

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Presidential Proclamation — Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Nice, France HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN NICE, FRANCE – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack perpetrated on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, by the …

Flags at Half-Staff Immediately through Sunset 7/12

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Presidential Proclamation — Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the …

100th Anniversary of Flag Day – June 14, 2016

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Although President Woodrow Wilson didn’t issue a presidential proclamation establishing American Flag Day until May 30, 1916, the first celebration of the U.S. Flag’s birthday was held in 1877 on the 100th anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777. In 1885, it is believed that BJ Cigrand, a Wisconsin school teacher, organized a group of children to observe June 14th …

Memorial Day – May 30, 2016

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On Memorial Day, the United States recognizes the people who have died in service to their country. The American flag plays an important part in the celebration of the day. History of Memorial Day Memorial Day became an official holiday in 1971. The holiday is celebrated in the United States on the last Monday in May.  Beginning in 2000, Congress …

Half – Staff Alert Police Officer’s Memorial Day – May 15th

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Peace Officers Memorial Day was created on October 1, 1961, when Congress asked the president to designate May 15 to honor peace officers. John F. Kennedy signed the bill into law on October 1, 1962. Amended in 1994, Bill Clinton, through Public Law 103-322, directed that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff on May 15. According …

National Anthem Etiquette

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With baseball season in full swing and flag flying holidays approaching, many of us will find ourselves at an event where the National Anthem is played. The National Anthem didn’t start out as the one our Nation’s most recognized songs. In fact, Francis Scott Key wrote a poem in 1814 titled Defense of Fort McHenry. His poem was modified slightly …

American Flag Flying Days

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The American Flag is an idolized symbol of the United States and should be properly displayed on all days when weather permits, especially on designated flag flying days. Never miss an important flag flying holiday by following the dates below: Share this Image On Your Site <p>The American Flag is an idolized symbol of the United States and should be …