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I just realized, I have the flag flying out off the porch as I always do. Should it be taken down? It's on a pole attached to one of the columns. I can't put it at half staff. Anyone know the "right " thing to do??

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I'd take it down if it's not being displayed at half-mast and can't be arranged to do so.
 
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http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagetiq.html but everywhere I've looked can't find on a flag that doesn't go down...I'd say display out of respect, but I think it's your choice.


reading that site, talk about a lot of flag mistakes made all the time everywhere. OMG I use the flag stamps, have flags on my clothing (some even have advertising :O ) oh dear.
 
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course my brother just disagrees with me and says to not display if can't do half mast. talk about confusing.
 

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Can you encase it? While I was in the military the flags like that were left up, but encased. If encasing it is not practical, personally, I would remove it for the prescribed number of days. In this case 30 days.
 

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This is from a google search I did
"If your flag is on an outrigger flagpole or mounted on a wall and cannot be flown at half-staff, it is appropriate to drape a purple and black mourning ribbon across the flag. "
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A black ribbon hanging from the top of the pole, the length of the flag and the width of a stripe is to used for those flags that cannot be lowered half mast. I heard that the flag is to be half staff for 30 days?
 

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Yes, 30 days.

Death of a president is 30 days. VP is 10 days, etc. The less of a national symbol one is the less time the national symbol is lowered. Makes sense to me.
 
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