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The United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 6 (also referred to as “The Flag Code”) specifies days when it is particularly appropriate to display the US Flag.

    When to fly the AMERICAN Flag

  • January 1 - New Year’s Day
  • Third Monday in January - Martin Luther King Day
  • January 20 - Inauguration Day
  • February 12 - Lincoln’s Birthday
  • Third Monday in February - President’s Day
  • Easter Sunday
  • Second Sunday in May - Mother’s Day
  • May 15 - Peace Officers Memorial Day (half-staff)
  • Third Saturday in May - Armed Forces Day
  • Last Monday in May - Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
  • June 14 - Flag Day and Army Day
  • Third Sunday in June - Father’s Day
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • First Monday in September - Labor Day
  • September 11 - Patriot Day (half-staff)**
  • September 17 - Constitution Day and Air Force Day
  • Last Sunday in September - Gold Star Mothers’ Day
  • Second Monday in October - Columbus Day
  • October 27 - Navy Day
  • First Tuesday in November - National Election Day
  • November 10 - Marine Corps Day
  • November 11 - Veteran’s Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November - Thanksgiving Day
  • December 7 - Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half-staff)
  • December 25 - Christmas Day


**On December 18, 2001 President Bush signed Public Law No. 107-89 designating Patriot Day as September 11 to honor the individuals who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist attacks. People of the United States are also asked to observe a moment of silence on that day in remembrance of the victims. In accordance with a Presidential Proclamation dated December 6, 2002 and Public Law 103-308 as amended by Congress.



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