Why are flags flown at half-staff in times of mourning?
Flying a flag at half-mast has become a well-recognized symbol ... The death of a current member of Congress lowers the flag to half-staff on the day of death and following day. SEE ALSO: Why are there so few female mass murderers? Does the president ...
Why Are Flags At Half-Staff Today?
Question: Why Are Flags being flow at half-staff today? Answer: Governor Patrick has ordered the American and Commonwealth Flags lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from sunrise to sunset in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week.
Why are flags at half-staff?
From the guv’s office: Governor Chris Gregoire has directed that flags at all Washington State agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Monday ... for the Lakewood police officers. FOB Tacoma covers Joint Base Lewis-McChord, the Washington National ...
Why are flags flying at half-mast at Catholic school buildings today?
The Canadian flag on Parliament Hill and all flags at Ontario government buildings across the province are to be flown at half-mast as workers and employees observe this day in various ways including lighting candles, donning ribbons and black armbands ...
Why are flags at half staff in Clinton Square, at other government buildings?
Flags are at half staff at many state and local government buildings Thursday in honor of an Army soldier with the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum who died in Afghanistan on Monday. Spc. Terry J. Hurne, 34, of Merced, Calif., died in Logar province ...