Sundown January 25 marks the end of the 30-day period of mourning for President Gerald Ford, during which flags in the United States are flown at half-staff.
Flags retired at sundown should be quickly hoisted to the peak of the staff, and then lowered soberly. If a flag is lighted or otherwise authorized for 24-hour display, it should be hoisted back to the peak of the staff at sundown.
Tomorrow, January 26, flags should be posted at full staff, as usual.
- Image: U.S. flag flying at Gerald Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, near Albany, New York; www.albanyaerialphotos.com