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HALF-STAFF INFORMATION

Free notification of Official orders to fly the flag at half staff.

If you would like us to notify you via E-mail of any orders to fly the flag at half staff, please contact mark@petersonflags.com with: "Add to half staff mail list", in the subject line. We will notify you when we become aware of any such orders.

We do not send notices for the regularly scheduled holidays.

Standing flag holidays on which the flag should be flown at half staff are:
May 15 - Peace Officer's Memorial Day Sunrise to Sunset
Last Monday in May - Memorial Day Sunrise to 12:00 noon.
Sept. 11 - Patriot Day Sunrise to Sunset
Dec. 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sunrise to Sunset

 


In Michigan

Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today ordered United States flags throughout the state of Michigan and on Michigan waters lowered for one day on Thursday, October 4, 2007, in honor of Army Sergeant First Class Matthew D. Blaskowski, of Levering, who died September 23, while on active duty in Afghanistan.  Flags should return to full-staff on Friday, October 5.

Sgt. 1st Class Blaskowski, age 27, died in Asadabad, Afghanistan, from wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire during combat operations.  He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion (Airborne), 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.






 



Flying the flag at half staff on a home wall mounted flagpole kit or indoor flag staff.


While there is no official citation for this, over time it has become an accepted practice to use a "Mourning ribbon" on home flag staffs where the flag cannot be lowered. Typically, the ribbon is purple or purple and black, and is attached to the pole at the top of the flag. The mourning ribbon is usually 2' - 3' in length x 2" - 4" wide. It can be made of any material, although nylon will hold up to the weather.


 

IF YOU ARE AWARE OF ANY HALF STAFF ORDER, STATE OR FEDERAL, AND DO NOT SEE IT POSTED HERE, PLEASE ADVISE US. THIS INFORMATION IS NOT ALWAYS EASY TO COME BY, ESPECIALLY FOR THE STATES.
WITH A COOPERATIVE EFFORT, WE CAN KEEP THIS INFORMATION UPDATED AND AVAILABLE TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES.

THANKS FOR YOUR HELP,
MARK L. PETERSON

E-mail your information to: mark@petersonflags.com

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Last modified: October 02, 2007