First Sergeant’s Corner

U.S. Flag flown at half staff reflects honor, respect

Have you ever noticed a flag flown at half staff and wondered why? 

It is done to show respect, either by order of the President of the United States or a state governor, for a person or persons who have died. The flag is first hoisted to the peak of the staff for an instant, and then lowered to the half staff position. Before being lowered at the end of the day, it is first raised again to the peak.

 On Memorial Day, the flag is flown at half staff until noon, to honor the thousands of men and women who have given their lives for our country.  So, when you see the flag at half staff, take a moment to reflect on its significance.