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 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: 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‚Äôs holidays: ‚ÄĘ 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: Honoring victims of the U.S. Capitol attack

President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the victims of the April 2 attack on the U.S. Capitol. Flags should be flown at half-staff until Tuesday, April 6, at sunset. 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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