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Half-Staff Flags: 5/28 (M) Until Noon Only

In observance of Memorial Day (5/28), 

which commemorates the men and women who died while

in the military service, a President's Proclamation has been made

to lower all American flags to half staff from sunrise until NOON only,

returning to full staff after 12:00pm.

 

In addition, 5/28 is also designated as a 

Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace

11:00am (local time):  Time when people might unite in prayer.

3:00pm (local time):  Time for all Americans to observe,

in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

 

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Re: Half-Staff Flags: 5/28 (M) Until Noon Only

That’s a short amount of time.

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Re: Half-Staff Flags: 5/28 (M) Until Noon Only

@dex

It’s always been until Noon..been that way for as long as I can remember. 

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Re: Half-Staff Flags: 5/28 (M) Until Noon Only

Oh...I am Canadian so I guess that is my excuse for the lack of knowledge for this.It seems the flag is lowered longer for other reasons and I thought this seemed short in honor of all who lost their lives for their country.I am not being critical but just surprised.

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Re: Half-Staff Flags: 5/28 (M) Until Noon Only

We don't have a flag pole   so, the  flag is attached to the overhang ,on our house. I am always reluctant to hang it ,at times like this, because we cant lower it to half staff

 

Our flag is a treasure for us. It went all around the world ,on my sons submarine, and the chief of the boat, gave it to my son. He really wanted it for his dad, and  a lot of other people did too. But, he was the only  person ,lucky enough to get it

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Re: Half-Staff Flags: 5/28 (M) Until Noon Only

@cherry

There’s a black mourning ribbon you can purchase for your flag

or a piece of black crepe.  I found this explanation on ushistory.org.

 

If it’s either/or, I would rather see a flag erroneously full-staff 

than half-staff. And since Memorial Day is only for 1/2 day,

your heart is still in the right place.  

 

That’s the beautiful thing about our American Flag.  

It’s not the actual cloth being respected, but the meaning behind it.

 

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Re: Half-Staff Flags: 5/28 (M) Until Noon Only

It seems proper to me that way.  The day dawns on rememberance of those who gave their lives in service to their nation and the world.  At the hight of the day the flag is raised in testament to their sacrafice.  That Star Spangled Banner Yet Waves o'r the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave, thanks to them.