Displaying Multiple Flags on One Flagpole at Half Staff

Discussion in 'Half Mast / Half Staff' started by coastie, May 23, 2014.

  1. coastie

    coastie New Member

    I'm planning on getting one flagpole in front of my house and flying two flags on one halyard. Unfortunately, from what I've read in Title 4 Chapter 1, the only direction is to fly the US flag higher than any other non-country flag.

    What is the protocol for displaying the US flag at half staff when there are two flags? Is specifically the US flag to be positioned at half staff or would the multiple flags be centered around half staff? Or remove the lower flag altogether during half-staffing?

    Initially, this affects how high of a flagpole I would need to assure there's enough room underneath to walk unobstructed. I also don't know if it's appropriate to half-staff a subordinate state or organization flag if only the US flag is indicated for half staffing.

    The rules are not well defined for this use case.

    Any ideas?


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