Half-staff for military personnel killed in combat

Discussion in 'Half Mast / Half Staff' started by mds505, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. mds505

    mds505 New Member

    Who may authorize the placement of the U.S. flag at half-staff in order to honor specific military personnel killed in combat? For what duration is such a half-staff presentation appropriate? Is this addressed in the U.S. Code?
  2. jonlin1

    jonlin1 New Member

    I believe the President and also the Gov. of the State. In the state of Illinois the Gov orders the flag to fly @ half staff from sun up to sun down on all State Building the day of the KIA's funeral. Also the Gov of this state makes time to come to all the KIA funerals. He started this as Lt Gov and has kept this pactice going since taking over as Gov. If for some reason he cannot be @ the funeral he will make time to meet with the family before the funeral in there home. Just had a funeral this past Sun 02-022-09 and he had already been to the family's home on Sat.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2009
  3. Peter Ansoff

    Peter Ansoff USA Flag Site Admin


    Take a look at the thread called "who can order the flag half mast" in this section. It addresses your question in some detail. If you need more info, let us know!

    Peter Ansoff

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