For folks with a flag by their home, where are the references to the parts of flag etiquette with re

Discussion in 'Half Mast / Half Staff' started by don warner saklad, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. don warner saklad

    don warner saklad New Member

    At home.
    Where are the references to the parts of flag etiquette with respect for lowering the flag this week?... for folks with a flag by their home.

    Or is the lowering this week only for being observed on public property?
     
  2. Peter Ansoff

    Peter Ansoff USA Flag Site Admin

    Hello, Don -- welcome to the forum.

    Interesting question. The President issued a proclamation yesterday (9 January) directing that flags on Federal buildings, ships, embassies, etc. should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Friday the 14th. The text of the proclamation is here:

    Presidential Proclamation--Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Tucson, Arizona | The White House

    Normally, these proclamations include a statement urging citizens and organizations to half-staff their flags as well, but this particular one did not for some reason. My guess is that it was just an administrative oversight. In any case, there's nothing wrong with individuals doing so on their own initiative. We'll be flying the US and Arizona flags at half-staff at our house until the 14th.

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  3. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Hello, Don, Welcome to the USA-Flag-Site Forums.


    For those folks who are in mourning and want to pay their respects, by all means fly your Flag(s) at half-staff.

    For those who have a Flag that can't be "half-staffed", attaching a black "mourning ribbon" or "mourning bow" at the very top of your flag's pole is an accepable alternative.

    The President is also calling for a moment of silence to begin at 11:00 AM EST (8:00 AM PST) this morning.


    Robin Hickman
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  4. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Flags at half-staff in front of my house the morning of Monday, January 10th, 2011. From the observers' left-to-right: the U.S. Flag, the State of Oregon flag, and the State of Arizona flag.

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  5. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Flags at half-staff in front of my house the afternoon of Tuesday, January 11th, 2011. From the observers' left-to-right: the U.S. Flag, the State of Oregon flag, and the State of Arizona flag.

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  6. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Flags at half-staff in front of my house the gray & rainy morning of Wednesday, January 12th, 2011. From the observers' left-to-right: the U.S. Flag, the State of Oregon flag, and the State of Arizona flag.

    (Moved 60 lb. concrete block holding flagpole & U.S. Flag off dirt and onto concrete.)

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  7. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Flags at half-staff in front of my house this wet & blustery morning of Thursday, January 13th, 2011. From the observers' left-to-right: the U.S. Flag, the State of Oregon flag, and the State of Arizona flag.

    (BTW : The Arizona State flag is a brand new Annin Nyl-Glo model that was part of an assorted collection of 21 flags I found on eBay. I had no idea that it would be the first one "out-of-the-box".)

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  8. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    All three Flags were thoroughly soaked by off-and-on rain showers all day on Thursday, January 13th. By 12:00 noon they were heavy with water, hanging limp and hugging their poles.

    So to dry them out, I hung them up inside the garage so that the poles were somewhat horizontal and the flags were hanging down.

    And it always helps when there are large fans available to help with the drying process !!! :D

    The Arizona flag was the first to be taken down last night and hung up, followed by the Oregon flag and the U.S. Flag. This morning the U.S. Flag will be the first to be posted, followed by the Oregon and Arizona flags,


    TWO Pictures (High & Dry!):

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  9. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Flags at half-staff in front of my house this gray & wet & showery morning of Friday, January 14th, 2011. From the observers' left-to-right: the U.S. Flag, the State of Oregon flag, and the State of Arizona flag.

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  10. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    In between a couple of today's intermittent rain showers I went for my daily walk. Near the end of it I stopped in at our local neighborhood Home Depot to pick up a few things.

    Right away I noticed that Home Depot was flying their Flag at half-staff, so I took some pictures!

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    It looks like they were flying a 3'x5' U.S. Flag at half-staff. Judging by the heavy duty eye-bolts permanently attached to their flagpole, it looks like they're set-up to fly either a 3'x5' or 4'x6' Flag at full or half staff. Heck, they might even be able to hang a 5'x8' or 6'x10' flag !!!



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  11. Robin Hickman

    Robin Hickman Well-Known Member

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    Saturday, January 15th, 2011 : Back To "Normal".


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