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When to raise flag

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by A23B, Mar 16, 2011.

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  1. A23B

    A23B TS Member

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    After lower flag to 1/2 mast when is the propper time to lower it and rasie it again?
     
  2. shooterIII

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    ed, go to the above web site and it will give you all the info you will need.
     
  3. Old Cowboy

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    Not sure what you're asking but, my understanding is; when the flag is to be flown at half mast, first you raise it to full staff and then lower it to half staff. Then when it's time to lower it and put it away if it's been at half staff, first you raise to to full staff before you lower it all the way.

    John C. Saubak
     
  4. Old Cowboy

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    Stopped in at the local little post office early one morning, the flag out front was flying upsidedown, stepped in and asked the postmaster what THAT signified?? She exclaimed "oh $hit!", ran outside brought it down put it on rightsideup and ran it back up the pole. lol
     
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    Memorial Day, is 12:00 noon.

    From half mast, you raise it to full mast.....then lower it.

    FWIW, it's not proper to fly The American Flag at half mast as a sympathetic gesture.
     
  6. Martinpicker

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    When flags are flown at "mast", they are on a ship. Flags flown on land are on a "staff". Half mast...at sea, on land, half staff.
     
  7. gotbass

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    Old Cowboy - Well there you have it. That's the difference between Montana (where I was born) and California (where I am stuck now). If that had happened in California it would have either stayed up upside down or they would have run it down, put a Mexican flag above it and then run it back up upside down.

    Mike Ralston Havre and Livingston
     
  8. A23B

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    found it

    • Fly the US flag at half-staff on Tuesday, March 15th until sunset. 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.
     
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    Then maybe some staffs are actually a mast. I just figured he had a mast.
     
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