USPS: Lower flags for fallen police officers on May 15

May 10, 2024 Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Wednesday, May 15. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff. When the U.S. flag is flown at half-staff, all other flags must fly at half-staff, too. To fly the…

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USPS Flag Check: Are your banners fit to be flown?

October 19, 2023 The Postal Service is reminding facility managers to check the condition of their POW-MIA flags before Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The upcoming observance is also a good time to check the condition of U.S. flags and the poles that they fly from. USPS facilities are required to display the POW-MIA flag along with the…

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USPS: Fly flags half-staff to honor Powell

President Joseph R. Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor retired general and former secretary of state Colin L. Powell, who died Oct. 18. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Oct. 22. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then…

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USPS: Special flag requirements this month

The Postal Service wants employees to know about special flag requirements for this month’s holidays: • Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Saturday, May 15. Postal Service facilities are usually required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. However, because Peace…

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Flag Notice: National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day is Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Thursday, Dec. 7. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position….

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USPS: Flag reminders for three May holidays

The Postal Service is reminding managers and employees about flag requirements for three holidays this month. • Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Monday, May 15. USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff this day. To fly the flag at…

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USPS: Patriot Day – Flag requirements issued for Sept. 11

Sept. 11 is Patriot Day, when Americans pause to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks. All postal facilities must fly the American flag at half-staff on this day. Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, will include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the time the first plane struck…

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USPS: Remembering 9/11

Thursday is Patriot Day, when Americans pause to remember the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. All postal facilities must fly the American flag at half-staff Thursday. Patriot Day, also known as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, will also include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the time the…

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