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Reminder about Flag Positions on Memorial Day

American Flag Half-StaffA reminder about the flag’s position on Memorial Day:

Flags That Fly 24/7

At sunrise, the American flag is lowered to half-staff, raising the flag to full-staff at noon.

Flags That Fly Daylight Only

At sunrise, when raising the American flag, raise the flag to full-staff, pause a moment, then lower the flag to half-staff, raising the flag to full staff at noon.

Flags On Fixed Poles

U.S. flags flown from fixed poles, such as mounted on the front of a house, can use black streamers to signify honor and mourning. This article that explains how. The ribbons are removed at noon, as other U.S. flags are raised to full-staff.

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