USPS: Patriot Day – Flag requirements issued for Sept. 11

flag_half_staff_911Sept. 11 is Patriot Day, when Americans pause to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

All postal facilities must fly the American flag at half-staff on this day.

Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance, will include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m. EDT, the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

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.

See: USPS: Regulations for Proper Flag Display


The World Trade Center’s Twin Towers before terrorist attack on September 11, 2001

Source: Patriot Day | USPS News Link

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