When To Fly The Flag
Of course, you are encouraged to fly the flag on all days that do not have inclement weather.
The United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 6 (also referred to as ìThe Flag Code") specifies days when it is particularly appropriate to display the US Flag. Those days shown in bold in the table below are days that the flag should be flown at half-staff.
- January 1 New Year's Day
- Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Day
- January 20 Inauguration Day
- February 12 Lincoln's Birthday
- Third Monday in February President's Day
- Easter Sunday
- Second Sunday in May Mother's Day
- May 15 Peace Officers Memorial Day (half-staff)
- Third Saturday in May Armed Forces Day
- Last Monday in May Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
- June 14 Flag Day and Army Day
- Third Sunday in June Father's Day
- July 4 Independence Day
- First Monday in September Labor Day
- September 11 Patriot Day (half-staff)
- September 17 Constitution Day and Air Force Day
- Last Sunday in September Gold Star Mothers' Day
- Second Monday in October Columbus Day
- October 27 Navy Day
- First Tuesday in November National Election Day
- November 10 Marine Corps Day
- November 11 Veteran's Day
- Fourth Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day
- December 7 Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff)
- December 25 Christmas Day
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.
How to dispose of the US Flag
When a flag is old, worn, tattered, or frayed and no longer is in a condition befitting a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed privately in a dignified matter, preferbly by burning. Many veteran and civic organizations, will properly dispose of the US flag at no cost to you. Please feel free to also drop it off at any one of our locations Arizona, Illinois or Minnesota.