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To: ColdOne

Is there any protocol for when the president decides to have the flags lowered to half staff?


12 posted on 07/20/2012 2:31:49 PM PDT by heylady (“Sometimes I wish I could be a Democrat and then I remember I have a soul.”( Deb))
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Is there any protocol for when the president decides to have the flags lowered to half staff?

In the United States, the President can issue an executive order for the flag of the United States to be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States government, and others, as a mark of respect to their memory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-mast#United_States

37 posted on 07/20/2012 2:56:32 PM PDT by EveningStar
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