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Old 05-30-2010, 02:44 PM   #1
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Memorial Day,How To Fly The United States Flag

According to Federal Flag Code in a phamphlet put out by VFW, # 7 of the ten guidelines says:

"The flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day then raised to the top of the staff."

If this is the proper way I've been doing it wrong for many years as this procedure is new information to me, how about all of you?
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:50 PM   #2
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"The flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day then raised to the top of the staff."
The VFW won't lead you wrong on this. That's the way I have done it forever. Also, I raise mine to the top very slowly, then bring her down to half-staff. At noon, I briskly take her back to the top.
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:33 PM   #3
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Yes, that is proper flag etiquette for Memorial Day. Always raise it smartly and lower it slowly. If you fly it at light, make sure itís well lighted.

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As I read it 345 Bill what you describe is correct. The STARS and Strips are to be displayed at half-mast until Noon to remember all those who have fallen and paid the ultimate price in the defense of our country.
At noon She is raised to the top of the mast to salute all the living vets and those who now defend this great land of ours.
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Old 05-30-2010, 07:38 PM   #5
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That is the way it is done at Fort Bragg, NC...and I suspect they KNOW what they are doing!

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Old 05-31-2010, 08:42 AM   #6
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Really appreciate all responses. My Grandparents emmigrated from Ireland / Canada in early 1900's and my Parents were born and raised here. We were all raised to Respect everything about the good ole USA and when I just recently learned the proper way to fly the flag on Memorial Day we were all quite surprised. THANKS!
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