Friday, January 26, 2007

U.S. Flag




I know why our flags are still at half-staff. My question is how long do we typically leave them as such in honor of a lost former president? This may be a good question for Sarge, huh Bee???

5 comments, add yours here:

Skittles said...

Is it something like 60 or 90 days? Hmm..

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

30 days for an ex president honey, and thanks for asking.... bee

Sarge Charlie said...

USA flags should be flown at half staff from 12/26/06 through sunset on the 1/25/07

This is ordered by Presidential decree, the time is dependent on the Prominence of the person being honored, typical is one day but for an ex-president 30 days is normal.

"NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States for a period of 30 days from the day of his death. I also direct that for the same length of time, the representatives of the United States in foreign countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at half-staff over their Embassies, Legations, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and stations."

Sarge Charlie said...

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html

Flag Rules and Regulations

Sarge Charlie said...

Thanks for asking.