Flag guidance for Memorial Day 2018

The President of the United States has ordered all flags to fly half the day at half staff.

Monday, May 28, 2018 is Memorial Day and a half-staff day. This national holiday is designated as a half staff day, however it is different than other half staff days as it has two statuses:

  • At sunrise, the flag – if not already on a staff lit overnight- should be raised briskly and then lowered to half staff ceremoniously.
  • The flag on Memorial Day should only remain at half staff until noon, at which time the flag should then be raised to full staff until sunset.

As we celebrate this national holiday it is good to keep in mind the reason for its creation, to honor our men and women lost during wartime.

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