Flags to Fly at Half-Staff

  • 5/22/2020

Please Note, there are two Half-Staff Events

1. President Trump orders flags to fly at half-staff to honor Corona Virus Victims.

"I will be lowering the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the next three days in memory of the Americans we have lost to the Corona Virus," the President tweeted the evening of Thursday, May 22nd. 

Flags should be at half-staff Immediately for the next three days per the President's tweet.

2. Memorial Day United States Flag Display

Memorial Day, which is observed on the last Monday of May, commemorates the men and women who died while in the military service.  In observance of Memorial Day, fly the United States flag at half-staff from sunrise until NOON, and then raise it to full height from noon to sundown. 

United States Flag Code, Section 7.M: The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then slowly lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day. On Memorial Day, the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff. 

Flags should be at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 25th.