Fly your flag today for Memorial Day.
On Memorial Day, flags should be flown at half-staff until noon, then raised to full staff (and retired at sunset).
Just a reminder: When posting a flag to half-staff, it should be raised with gusto to full staff, then slowly lowered to the half-staff position. On Memorial Day, when changing the flag’s position at noon, simply raise the flag briskly to full staff. At retirement, the flag should be lowered in a stately fashion.
- NBC News story on Carry the Load campaign in 2017
- PBS site on annual Memorial Day Concert at the U.S. Capitol
- Military.com story on Memorial Day
- More photos of Boy Scouts at the Los Angeles National Cemetery in 2016 — from Xinhua News agency (China’s news group)