Flag Flying Holidays

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Jim Bolinger
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The United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 6 (also referred to as “The Flag Code”) specifies days when it is particularly appropriate to display the US Flag. Those days shown in red in the table below are days that the flag should be flown at half-staff.

New Year’s Day
January 1
Marin Luther King Day
Third Monday in January
Inauguration Day
January 20
Lincoln’s Birthday
February 12
President’s Day
Third Monday in February
Easter Sunday
Mother’s Day
Second Sunday in May
Peace Officers Memorial Day (Half-Staff)
May 15
Armed Forces Day
Third Saturday in May
Memorial Day (Half-Staff until Noon)
Last Monday in May
Flag Day and Army Day
June 14
Father’s Day
Third Sunday in June
Independence Day
July 4
Labor Day
First Monday in September
Patriot Day (Half-Staff) *
September 11
Constitution Day and Air Force Day
September 17
Gold Star Mothers’ Day
Last Sunday in September
Columbus Day
Second Monday in October
Navy Day
October 27
National Election Day
First Tuesday in November
Marine Corps Day
November 10
Veteran’s Day
November 11
Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Thursday in November
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Half-Staff) **
December 7
Christmas Day
December 25

* On December 18, 2001 President Bush signed Public Law No. 107-89 designating Patriot Day as September 11 to honor the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks. People of the United States are also asked to observe a moment of silence on that day in remembrance of the victims.

** In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation dated December 6, 2002 and Public Law 103-308 as amended by Congress.

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