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.