Flag Etiquette

Veteran’s Day: Why Do We Celebrate It?

Each year on November 11th, our nation comes together to remember and honor those who have served our country. Veterans day was previously known as armistice day because it is the day WWI ended. Later, it was changed to celebrate veterans from all wars. However, other nations, specifically European ones, still celebrate November 11th as …

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Patriot Day — don’t forget to lower your flag!

Patriot Day, National Day of Service & Remembrance Half-staff Patriot Day Reminder Here’s your half-staff Patriot Day reminder! The flags will be ordered to half-staff for Monday, September 11, 2017. Flags should remain at half-staff from sunrise to sunset. When the flag is hoisted in the morning, it is raised to the peak (top of …

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May 15, 2013 Flags at Half-Staff Reminder

May 15, 2013 Flags at Half-Staff Reminder Peace Officers Memorial Day Tomorrow, May 15, is Peace Officers Memorial Day. Remember to display your American Flag at half-staff from sunrise to sunset to honor those law enforcement officers who were killed in the line of duty. Setting aside fear and doubt, these officers made the ultimate …

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The 10th Anniversary of September 11th: Flying Your Flag on Patriot Day

  September 11th, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. As this day approaches it is important to understand proper flag etiquette that pertains to the upcoming day of remembrance. Patriot Day, observed on September 11th every year, was officially signed into law on …

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The Fourth of July and the History of the United States Flag

The Fourth of July is quickly approaching and in light of this important flag flying holiday it is important to look back on the history of our nations flag and its significance. The Stars and Stripes first originated with the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June 14, 1777, when they …

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Days to Fly the United States Flag in 2011

The United States of America is unique in the fact that government institutions fly the national flag every day, and that the public can display the flag whenever they choose. However, there are several days throughout the year when the United States flag should be flown, and those days are as follows: New Year’s Day …

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