U.S. Flag Half-staff Protocol

U.S. Flag Half-staff Protocol

U.S. Flag Half-staff Protocol


On June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution that is now known as the U.S. Flag Code. Flying the flag at half-staff is outlined in the U.S. Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways to give respect to the flag.

Only the president of the United States or the governor of a state may order the flag to be at half-staff to honor the death of a national or state figure. Private citizens and non-government buildings may choose to fly their flags at half-staff to honor more local leaders. The Flag Code is only required to be followed on public or government buildings.

The City subscribes to Gettysburg Flag Works’ half-staff alerts. Once an alert is received, the City Clerk ensures that U.S. Flag Code protocol is followed by instructing staff
members to lower all flags on public property throughout Coronado to half-staff and to raise them back up to full-staff as outlined in the order.

City Hall
Posted on 08/27/2018
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