Memorial Day is a day to celebrate those who gave their lives in service of our country. As such, it carries a special set of rules for now to properly display the American flag.
According to the United States Code, on Memorial Day the flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon, then “raised briskly” to full-staff until sunset.
It’s one of six days on the calendar when the flag is to be flown at half-staff – along with Peace Officers Memorial Day (May 15), Korean War Veterans Armistice Day (July 27), Patriot Day (Sept. 11), and Pearl Harbor Day (Dec. 7).
Were you ever trained in proper flag etiquette? What are some tips that most people don’t know?