Half-staff on angled display

Discussion in 'Half Mast / Half Staff' started by SKeefe, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. SKeefe

    SKeefe Guest

    If a flag is being displayed at a 45degree angle on a front porch, what is the proper way to put it at half-staff?
  2. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    Center the flag on the angled pole.
  3. 4511-21

    4511-21 New Member

    My flag is also displayed off the front of my house at a 45 degree angle with a short pole (maybe 5 feet long). There is no way to fly the 3x5 flag lower than it already is or it would hit the building. Someone has suggested that a black streamer be placed on it. I have read (can't find it now) that flying the Union down would be acceptable on short 45 degree displays. However, I think that would freak some people out and makes me uncomfortable too!

    Is it better not to fly the flag at all on days where it should be at half-staff...or fly it as I always do? Thanks for everyone's help.
  4. hi there 4511
    welcome to the forum

    flying the flag union down is a distress signal - its not a replacemet at all for half staff... i dont know where you read that but they obviously did not read the flag code !

    The black streamer would be an appropriate thing to use on half staff days

    A flag shop website selling the black streamers-
    Flag and Banner .com - Purchase American flags, banners, flag poles and custom banners online.

    if its a choice between flying the flag and not flying the flag and you dont have a black streamer - just fly it as you always do
    Hope that helps

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