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: Fly U.S. flags at half-staff Dec. 7 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 4, 2023 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…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15

May 11, 2023 Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Monday, 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 facilities required to fly U.S. flags at half-staff Dec. 7 – National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

December 5, 2022 National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack, will be observed Wednesday, 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…

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USPS: Flag requirements for Memorial Day and Peace Officers Memorial Day

May 10, 2022 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 Sunday, May 15. Postal Service facilities that are open this day are required to fly the U.S. flag…

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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: Flag reminders – Special requirements for two holidays

USPS is reminding employees about special flag requirements for two holidays this month: • Peace Officers Memorial Day, which honors police officers who lost their lives in the line of duty, is Friday, May 15. Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff this day. When the U.S. flag is flown…

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