The American flag should be displayed on all days and especially the holidays listed below. Wondering when to fly the flag at half staff? The dates marked in red indicate when you should fly your flag at half-staff.
Did you know that half mast is a popular term used for flying a flag at half staff, but is not the correct term? Half mast is a term used in reference to nautical flag poles, or mast. Half staff is a term used for any other flagpole whether residential, or commercial.
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New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Peace Officer's Memorial Day
Armed Forces Day
Gold Star Mother's Day
National Election Day
Marine Corps Day
Veterans Day (Observed)
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Birthdays of States
Extracted from the July 7, 1976 amendment to the Flag Code (Public Law 94-344, 94th Congress
A U.S. state is any one of the fifty sub national entities of the United States that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. The following dates are when our states became apart of the federal government. Fly your American and State flags on their anniversary into statehood and remember your heritage.