December 6, 2021
President Joseph R. Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor Robert J. Dole, the former U.S. senator who died this week.
Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Dec. 9.
Additionally, Postal Service facilities are required to fly the U.S. flag at half-staff on Dec. 7 to mark National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, an annual commemoration of the 1941 attack.
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. The flag should be raised to the peak again before it’s lowered for the day.