USPS: Honoring Firefighters – Fly flags at half-staff on October 3

Postal Service facilities that are open Sundays should fly the U.S. flag at half-staff on Oct. 3, which is National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Day. USPS facilities that fly the flag at all times and are closed Sundays should lower the flag to half-staff when the facility closes prior to National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service…

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USPS: Post Offices must keep burial flags on hand

USPS wants Post Offices to ensure they have an adequate supply of burial flags on hand for customers who request them. Through the organization’s Burial Flag Program, all retail Post Offices serve as a burial flag repository. Employees must use the eBuyPlus system to order U.S. flags for the program. Flags will be shipped from…

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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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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Dec. 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Monday, 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: Fly flags at half-staff on Patriot Day – Sept. 11

President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff Friday, Sept. 11, to honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff this day, which is also known as Patriot Day. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant…

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USPS: Burial Flag Program procedural change reminder

The Postal Service is reminding employees about a procedural change for the replenishment of flags distributed through the organization’s Burial Flag Program. Through the program, all retail Post Offices serve as a burial flag repository in accordance with Retail Operations Handbook PO-209 and Administrative Support Manual 474. Under the procedural change, which took effect in…

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USPS: Change announced for burial flag program

USPS and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) have made a procedural change for replenishment of flags distributed through the Postal Service Burial Flag Program. One of the most powerful symbols recognizing military service, and an enduring memento treasured by many deceased veterans’ families, U.S. flags in the program will now be ordered through…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff Dec. 7

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Saturday, 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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