On Monday, May 27th, In observance of Memorial Day, it is recommended that all US citizens:
- •Fly the US flag at half-staff until noon. For US 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 US flag.
•Fly the POW/MIA flag as well.
•Visit memorials and take part in services sponsored by veterans.
•Participate in a “National Moment of Remembrance” at 3:00pm. Take a few moments to reflect on the true meaning of the day and be mindful of the sacrifices of others in defense of our nation.
•Make a pledge to aid those families affected by our fallen heroes, and to aid disabled veterans.
The correct procedure for displaying the flag at half-staff is to raise the flag to the top of the pole briskly, pause for a moment, and then slowly bring it down to where the top of the flag is at a position approximately halfway between the top and bottom of the pole. At noon, the flag should be raised quickly to the top of the flag pole. At the end of the day, the flag should be lowered slowly and ceremoniously for the day (unless illuminated at night).
With Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day all within a few short weeks of each other, summer is prime time for flying your flag.