American Flags to continue to fly at Half Staff to honor the victims of the attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 22, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
BARACK OBAMA

American flags at Half Staff in Honor of the Victims of Attacks in Nice, France

President Obama has ordered flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack in Nice, France.
Flags throughout the U.S. should remain at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, July 19.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack perpetrated on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 19, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.
BARACK OBAMA

American Flag at half staff to Honor the victims of the shooting in Dallas, Texas

As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas, Texas, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 12, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
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Display Your American Flag Correctly

When displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is, to the observer’s left. When displayed in a window it should be displayed in the same way, that is with the union or blue field to the left of the observer in the street.American Flag Displayed Correctly

Lower Your American Flag to Half-Staff To Honor the Victims of the Shooting in Orlando, Fl.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION:
As a mark of respect for the victims of the act of hatred and terror perpetrated on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, June 16, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
BARACK OBAMA
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Flags at Half-Staff- Until Sunset on Saturday, March 26th

The American people stand with the people of Brussels. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, and to go after terrorists who threaten our people.
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on March 22, 2016, in Brussels, Belgium, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, March 26, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

BARACK OBAMA

American Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Nancy Reagan

The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
March 07, 2016
Presidential Proclamation — Nancy Reagan
DEATH OF NANCY REAGAN
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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION
As a mark of respect for the memory of Nancy Reagan, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
BARACK OBAMA

To Honor the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

American Flags at Half-Staff Until Sunset on the Day of His Burial:
Presidential Proclamation 2-14-16: Death of Antonin Scalia
As a mark of respect for Antonin Scalia, Associate Justice of the United States, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 7 of title 4, United States Code, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, on the day of interment. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.
BARACK OBAMA

Flag Flying Holidays

The American Flag should always be flown from sunrise to sunset on national and state holidays, and on those dates proclaimed by the President.

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  • January 1 New Year’s Day
  • January 20 Inauguration Day
  • 3rd Monday of Jan. Martin Luther King’s Birthday
  • February 12 Lincoln’s Birthday
  • 3rd Monday of Feb. Washington’s Birthday/President’s Day
  • Variable Easter Sunday
  • April 19 Patriots Day
  • 1st Thursday in May National Day of Prayer
  • 2nd Sunday in May Mother’s Day
  • 2nd Monday in May Peace Officers Memorial Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • 3rd Saturday in May Armed Forces Day
  • Last Monday in May Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
  • June 14 Flag Day
  • 3rd Sunday in June Father’s Day
  • July 4 Independence Day
  • 1st Monday in Sept Labor Day
  • September 11 Patriot Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • September 17 Constitution Day
  • 3rd Friday in Sept POW/MIA Recognition Day
  • Last Sunday in Sept Gold Star Mother’s Day (Army only)
  • 2nd Monday in Oct Columbus Day
  • October 27 Navy Day
  • November 10 Marine Corps Birthday (Marine Corps only)
  • November 11 Veterans Day
  • 4th Thursday in Nov Thanksgiving Day
  • December 7 Pearl Harbor Day (Half-Staff entire day)
  • December 25 Christmas Day

Your State Birthday (date of admission to the Union)

  • Alabama (22nd state) December 14, 1819 (5th U.S. Flag Design/23-Stars)
  • Alaska (49th state) January 3, 1959 (26th U.S. Flag Design/49-Stars)
  • Arizona (48th state) February 14, 1912 (25th U.S. Flag Design/48-Stars)
  • Arkansas (25th state) June 15,1836 (7th U.S. Flag Design/25-Stars)
  • California (31st state) September 9, 1850 (13th U.S. Flag Design/31-Stars)
  • Colorado (38th state) August 1, 1876 (20th U.S. Flag Design/38-Stars)
  • Connecticut (5th of Original 13) January 9, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Delaware (1st of Original 13) December 7,1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Florida (27th state) March 3, 1845 (9th U.S. Flag Design/27-Stars)
  • Georgia (4th of Original 13) January 2, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Hawaii (50th state) August 21, 1959 (27th U.S. Flag Design/50-Stars)
  • Idaho (43rd state) July 3, 1890 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Illinois (21st state) December 3, 1818 (4th U.S. Flag Design/21-Stars)
  • Indiana (19th state) December 11,1816 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Iowa (29th state) December26, 1846 (11th U.S. Flag Design/29-Stars)
  • Kansas (34th state) January 23, 1861 (16th U.S. Flag Design/34-Stars)
  • Kentucky (15th state) June 1,1792(2nd U.S. Flag Design/15-Stars)
  • Louisiana (18th state) April 30,1812 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Maine (23rd state) March 15, 1820 (5th U.S. Flag Design/23-Stars)
  • Maryland (7th of Original 13) April 28, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Massachusetts (6th of Original 13) February 6,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Michigan (26th state) January 26, 1837 (8th U.S. Flag Design/26-Stars)
  • Minnesota (32nd state) May 11, 1858 (14th U.S. Flag Design/32-Stars)
  • Mississippi (20th state) December10,1817 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Missouri (24th state) August 10, 1821 (6th U.S. Flag Design/24-Stars)
  • Montana (41st state) November 3, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Nebraska (37th state) March 1, 1867 (19th U.S. Flag Design/37-Stars)
  • Nevada (36th state) October 31, 1864 (18th U.S. Flag Design/36-Stars)
  • New Hampshire (9th of Original 13) June 21,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • New Jersey (3rd of Original 13) December 18, 1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • New Mexico (47th state) January 6th, 1912 (25th U.S. Flag Design/48-Stars)
  • New York (11th of Original 13) July 25, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • North Carolina (12th of Original 13) November21, 1789**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • North Dakota (39th state) November 2, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Ohio (17th state) March 1, 1803 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Oklahoma (46th state) November 16, 1907 (24th U.S. Flag Design/46-Stars)
  • Oregon (33rd state) February 14, 1859 (15th U.S. Flag Design/33-Stars)
  • Pennsylvania (2nd of Original 13) December 12, 1787**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Rhode Island (13th of Original 13) May, 29,1790** (1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • South Carolina (8th of Original 13) May 23,1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • South Dakota (40th state) November 2, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • Tennessee (16th state) June 1, 1796 (3rd U.S. Flag Design/20-Stars)
  • Texas (28th state) December29, 1845 (10th U.S. Flag Design/28-Stars)
  • Utah (45th state) January 4, 1896 (23rd U.S. Flag Design/45-Stars)
  • Vermont (14th state) March 4, 1791 (2nd U.S. Flag Design/15-Stars)
  • Virginia (10th of Original 13) June 25, 1788**(1st U.S. Flag Design/13-Stars)
  • Washington (42nd state) November 11, 1889 (21st U.S. Flag Design/43-Stars)
  • West Virginia (35th state) June 20, 1863 (17th U.S. Flag Design/35-Stars)
  • Wisconsin (30th state) May 29, 1848 (12th U.S. Flag Design/30-Stars)
  • Wyoming (44th state) July 10, 1890 (22nd U.S. Flag Design/44-Stars)

** Denotes the date the first 13 colonies ratified the Constitution of the United States

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