Mayor lowers flag for Michael Jackson

Discussion in 'Half Mast / Half Staff' started by Dino, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Dino

    Dino New Member

    Hi All,

    I just read an article that the Mayor of the city of Carson, CA lowered the flag to honor the death of Michael Jackson.
    Here is the article South Bay

    We have military members dying on a monthly basis and this guy decides to honor Michael Jackson instead of the military. I guess he never served!!!


    Dino
     
  2. armoryhistorian

    armoryhistorian New Member

    As far as I know, a mayor does not have the authority to order the US flag lowered to half staff. Only a Governor (or above) has this authority according to etiquette and protocol. Am I wrong?
     

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