When to Fly the Flag at Half Staff

At US Flagpole Guy, we understand the profound symbolism embodied in the American flag. Flying it at half-staff is not just a matter of protocol; it’s a deeply emotional expression of national mourning, respect, and solidarity.

At US Flagpole Guy, we’re not just about providing quality flags and flagpoles; we’re also committed to keeping you informed and engaged with our nation’s traditions. To ensure you never miss an important half-staff flag day, we invite you to join our email newsletter.

Subscribers receive timely reminders about upcoming dates for flying your flag at half-staff, along with insightful content about the significance of these observances.

May 15th (Sunrise Until Sunset)

Peace Officers Memorial Day,

Peace Officers Memorial Day honors the law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. On this day, we lower our flags to remember the bravery and sacrifices of these heroes. Their dedication to protecting our communities is a cornerstone of our nation’s strength and resilience. By flying the flag at half-staff, we at US Flagpole Guy pay tribute to their service and remind ourselves of the ongoing commitment to public safety and justice.

Last Monday in May (Sunrise Until Noon)

Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in military service to the United States. Observed on the last Monday in May, it’s a time to honor the ultimate sacrifices made for our freedoms. At half-staff until noon, the flag is a powerful symbol of national mourning and reverence for the fallen. At US Flagpole Guy, we believe that participating in this tradition is a profound way to express our gratitude and respect for those who have given their lives for our country.

July 27th (Sunrise Until Sunset)

Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

Korean War Veterans Armistice Day commemorates the signing of the armistice that ended the Korean War on July 27, 1953. This day is dedicated to honoring the brave men and women who served during this conflict, often referred to as “The Forgotten War.” By flying the flag at half-staff, we not only remember the sacrifices made during this significant period in history but also show our deep appreciation for the veterans who served.

September 11 (Sunrise Until Sunset)

Patriot Day

Patriot Day marks the anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Lowering the flag to half-staff on this day serves as a poignant reminder of the lives lost and the enduring impact on our nation and the world. At US Flagpole Guy, we encourage everyone to observe this day not only as a memorial but also as a testament to our nation’s resilience and unity in the face of adversity.

1st Sunday in October (Sunrise Until Sunset)

National Firefighters Memorial Day

This day is set aside to honor the memory of firefighters who have fallen in the line of duty. Their courageous efforts in protecting lives and property are fundamental to the safety of our communities. Flying the flag at half-staff is a gesture of deep respect and appreciation for their bravery and sacrifice. At US Flagpole Guy, we are committed to recognizing these heroes and the selfless spirit they represent.

December 7th (Sunrise Until Sunset)

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, a pivotal moment that led to the United States’ entry into World War II. This day is set aside to honor the memory of the more than 2,400 service members and civilians who lost their lives in this tragic event.

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