Half-Staff Flag Notification
Honoring the Victims of the Virginia Beach Shooting
Until June 4th, 2019
As a mark of solemn respect for the victims of the terrible act of violence perpetrated on May 31st, 2019, the President has proclaimed that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff until sunset, June 4th, 2019.
- Fly the US Flag at half-staff until sunset, June 4th, 2019. For U.S. flags displayed on a short staff or for indoor flags that cannot be lowered to half-staff, place a Black Mourning Ribbon above the full staffed U.S. flag.
- With a telescoping pole it is acceptable to put the U.S. flag on the second set of rings instead of the top set. In this case the top set would be left empty.
- When the United States flag is flown at half-staff, state & other flags should be removed or flown at half-staff as well.
The correct procedure for displaying the flag at half-staff is to raise the flag to the top of the pole briskly, pause for a moment, and then slowly bring it down to where the top of the flag is at a position approximately halfway between the top and bottom of the pole. At the end of the day, the flag should be raised briskly to the top of the pole, then lowered slowly and ceremoniously retired for the day (unless illuminated at night).
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