Half-staff Reminder: Pearl Harbor

Half-staff Reminder: Pearl Harbor

Half-staff Reminder as we mourn the loss of our 41st President, George H.W. Bush and the rest of those who perished at Pearl Harbor.

While we continue to mourn the loss of our 41st President, George H.W. Bush, please also remember those that perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset every December 7th.

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American Flag Half-Staff Etiquette


If the American flag is flown at half-staff, all flags should be flown at half-staff.

At sunrise, the flag should be raised to the top of the flagpole, held for a moment then lowered to half-staff.

At sunset, the flag should be raised to the top of the flagpole, held for a moment then lowered and taken in for the night.

At sunrise on the following day, the flags can be raised directly to the top of the flagpole and flown normally.

If the American flag is properly illuminated, it may be flown at half-staff throughout the day and night.
 
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"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."
 
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 8 December 1941