When Should the US Flag Be Flown?

Laurie Olsen Fun With Flags

If you own a US Flag, you might wonder when it is appropriate to fly it. While it may be displayed every day, it is particularly appropriate to display it on the days listed below:

  • New Year’s Day – January 1
  • Martin Luther King Day – Third Monday in January
  • Inauguration Day – January 20
  • Lincoln’s Birthday – February 12
  • Washington’s Birthday – Third Monday in February
  • Easter Sunday (date is variable)
  • Mother’s Day – Second Sunday in May
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day (half-staff) – May 15
  • Armed Forces Day – Third Saturday in May
  • Memorial Day (half-staff until noon) – Last Monday in May
  • Flag Day – June 14
  • Father’s Day – Third Sunday in June
  • Independence Day – July 4
  • National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day – July 27
  • Labor Day — First Monday in September
  • Patriot Day (half-staff) – September 11
  • Constitution Day – September 17
  • Gold Star Mothers Day – Last Sunday in September
  • Firefighters Memorial Day (half-staff) – Sunday before or on October 9th
  • Columbus Day – Second Monday in October
  • Navy Day – October 27
  • Election Day – First Tuesday in November
  • Veterans Day – November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day – Fourth Thursday in November
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff) – December 7
  • Christmas Day – December 25
  • State Birthdays
  • Other days as proclaimed by the President of the United States