Why are the Stars and Stripes Always Flying at Half Staff?

wayoflife

Administrator
Staff member
Is it just me or is Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, the American flag ALWAYS flying at half staff lately? I'm genuinely embarrassed to say that I honestly don't know why or what the latest reason for it is and can't even remember the last time it's flow tall and proud.

Please forgive me for being an idiot and sincerely not knowing more than I should.

 

bmkrinne

Caught the Bug
Is it just me or is Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, the American flag ALWAYS flying at half staff lately? I'm genuinely embarrassed to say that I honestly don't know why or what the latest reason for it is and can't even remember the last time it's flow tall and proud.

Please forgive me for being an idiot and sincerely not knowing more than I should.
I’m in the same boat with you! I walk past the flagpole everyday at work and think “huh, the flag is at half staff again.” Then keep walking! Haha!
 

jeeeep

Caught the Bug
I've been wondering the same thing, seems like they've been at half-staff since the beginning of the year.

I though it was only here and because of the shambles our country is in - <not the reason>

just looked it up - honoring former Vice President Walter Mondale
 
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CalSgt

Caught the Bug
A quick scan through my email had some of the presidential orders in there... I used to ask anytime flags were at half staff but have become numb to it lately.

April 16-20 Tragedy in Indianapolis

April 2-6 Attack on capitol April 2

March 23-27 Tragedy in Boulder

March 18-22 Shooting in Atlanta

February 22-26 COVID 19 deaths
 

WJCO

Meme King
Is it just me or is Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, the American flag ALWAYS flying at half staff lately? I'm genuinely embarrassed to say that I honestly don't know why or what the latest reason for it is and can't even remember the last time it's flow tall and proud.

Please forgive me for being an idiot and sincerely not knowing more than I should.
I’m in the same boat with you! I walk past the flagpole everyday at work and think “huh, the flag is at half staff again.” Then keep walking! Haha!
I noticed it too but didn't know why.
 

kevman65

Member
Federal, State, and local governments all fly at half staff for a myriad of reasons.

So when I see one flaying half, I have to do a search for the reasoning.

Also, the reasoning is not always consistent.
 

Suspect

Member
I asked my self the same question the other day, I walk by a flag everyday and have seen them at half staff for the past month.
 

2007 JKU CANADA

Caught the Bug
So true, but seriously though does the flag stay half staff for more then a day at a time or can the flag be half staff for multiple days for any one reason?
usually when a flag is at half staff it will stay there until the person has been buried .
 
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