USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on December 19 to honor O’Connor

December 15, 2023 President Joe Biden has¬†ordered¬†U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, Dec. 19, to honor Sandra Day O‚ÄôConnor, the first woman on the Supreme Court, who died Dec. 1. Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Dec. 19. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to 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 in honor of Rosalynn Carter

November 22, 2023 President Joe Biden has¬†ordered¬†U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor former first lady Rosalynn Carter, who died Nov. 19. Flags should be flown at half-staff starting Saturday, Nov. 25, until sunset on the day of interment, Wednesday Nov. 29. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for…

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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 at half-staff on Sept. 11, Patriot Day

September 8, 2023 President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff Monday, Sept. 11, to honor victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. USPS facilities are required to fly the flag at half-staff this day, also known as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist…

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USPS: Fly flags at half-staff on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29

May 25, 2023 Memorial Day, a federal holiday to remember the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces, is Monday, May 29. Facilities that are open on the holiday must fly the U.S. flag at half-staff. The U.S. flag must be flown at half-staff from sunrise ‚ÄĒ or the hour when…

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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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