Flying your American Flag

Laurie Olsen Flag Flying

2021 Half - Staff Calendar

The United States flags is a symbol which Americans pledge their allegiance. It stands for our nation’s commitment to its people, pride, and principles. Properly displaying our flag is a sign of our respect for everything it represents.

The flag can be flown every day, but it is often flown to show patriotism on these days:

·       New Year’s Day

·       Inauguration Day

·       Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday

·       Lincoln’s Birthday

·       Washington’s Birthday (Presidents Day)

·       National Vietnam War Veterans Day

·       Easter Sunday

·       Armed Forces Day

·       Memorial Day

·       Flag Day

·       Independence Day

·       National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

·       Labor Day

·       Constitution Day

·       Columbus Day

·       Navy Day

·       Veterans Day

·       Thanksgiving Day

·       Christmas Day

How to display the flag:

·       On a flagpole on the side of the house, the blue union should be at the peak of the staff.

·       When the hanging on a wall or against a window, the union should be at the top left corner.

·       The US flag should be to your left when with another flag.

The flag should not touch anything below it or rest on the ground.

Flying your flags at Half-Staff

Flags can only be ordered to be flown at half staff by the President or Governor. The proclamation will indicate how long the flags should be flown at half-staff.  There are dates on which we always fly the flags at half-staff as noted in the calendar.   The flag is flown at half-staff for the whole day except on Memorial Day when it is lowered from Sunrise to Noon.  In addition, half-staff proclamations can be issued for deaths of prominent US government, state or local officials, military personnel, civil-service individuals or foreign dignitaries.

Download your .pdf version of 2021 Half Staff Calendar.