Raising Flag from Half-Stat

Discussion in 'Other US Flag Etiquette' started by EmailPoster, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. EmailPoster

    EmailPoster New Member

    Raising from Half-Stat...
     
  2. sarahw

    sarahw Guest

    Melissa,

    There are no rules for how long a flag stays at half-staff for a local or state official, though the U.S. Flag Code suggests that the flag be lowered from the day of death until the burial for a governor (as well as many other officials) so that seems a pretty good guide.

    It is up to the governor to say when a flag should be lowered and when it should be raised again. I assume the flag being lowered for a selectman was a local gesture, and thus probably much more informal, so it would be proper to raise the flag again the day after the funeral.

    Thanks for asking!

    Sarah
     

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