Daily Archives: May 31, 2010

Quick Hit: Half Staff

Please pass the word around – “half staff” does NOT mean “half-pole.”  When flying the flag at half staff, one raises the flag to the top, then lowers it one flag’s width back down.  When bringing the flag back in, one first raises it again to the top, then lowers the flag to the bottom of the pole.  It should look something like this:

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I’m seeing this incorrectly done all over the place, and it’s kind of making me crazy.

Gah!

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Pausing to Remember

As we celebrate this holiday with parades and cookouts, let’s try to remember, even for a few moments, what this day is really about.

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