At our local Fire house a question has been raised as to whether or not the following can take place as it relates to the Flag Code and whether that Code constitutes actual law or a protocal/guideline to be followed. When a memeber of the volunteer fire company passes away they lower the flag to Half staff for thirty days. Now the hall would like to have the flag at half staff permanently during the Iraq war for our fallen soldiers. Certainly not as a statement towards the president but as a tribute to those herioc individuals who defend out country. This would stay in effect until the war ended. Any advice would be appreciated.