when to fly the US flag half mast?

do you fly the US flag at half mast on memoriol day

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  • 1 decade ago
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    yes, you do. From dawn until noon, local time, then the flag is raised.

  • 1 decade ago

    The U.S. flag should be half mast if order by the governer of your state, Mayor of your city, or by the President of the Untied States. However, a person can choose to fly their flag at half mass if a person that was in the military passed away that they know or are related to. The flag at half mast should never touch the ground and does not have to be necssarily halfway down the flag pole just somewhat down the pole.

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  • Keisha
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    4 years ago

    The mistreatment of the flag is very widespread. It should go to half mast for Memorial Day, the death of a public figure or when ordered by the president.

  • 1 decade ago

    Half mast is for mourning. On memorial day you can raise the flag to full mast, drop it to half mast for a prayer or observance, and then raise it back to full mast to symbolize how their deaths inspire the country to heal and continue the good works that they fought for.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You fly the colors half mast when you are remembering someone important that has past away. Memorial day colors is flown half mast to honor those who served and did not make it back alive. Hope this helps.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is ordered this memorial day until noon to fly the flag at half mass to honor the fallen soldiers of this month through president Bush and every states governer.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The only time you fly the flag at half mast is by order of the president who orders a national time of mourning

  • 1 decade ago

    yes and to honor any fallen american order by public officals.

    the president ,congress ,governors and mayors.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think so.

    It honors when people die, and memorial day is a day to rmember that, I guess.

    So, yes.

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