The American flag should be displayed on all days and especially the holidays listed below. The dates marked in red indicate when you should fly your flag at half-staff.
Did you know that half mast is a popular term used for flying a flag at half staff, but is not the correct term? Half mast is a term used in reference to nautical flag poles, or mast. Half staff is a term used for any other flagpole whether residential, or commercial.
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National Holidays 2017:
Birthdays of States
Extracted from the July 7, 1976 amendment to the Flag Code (Public Law 94-344, 94th Congress.
A U.S. state is any one of the fifty sub national entities of the United States that share sovereignty with the federal government. Because of this shared sovereignty, an American is a citizen both of the federal entity and of his or her state of domicile. The following dates are when our states became apart of the federal government. Fly your American and State flags on their anniversary into statehood and remember your heritage.
Washington State New POW/MIA Flag Display Rules
POW/MIA Flag Display Effective July 23, 2017, HB 1204 regarding the days to display the POW/MIA flag requires that "Each public entity must display the national league of families' POW/MIA flag along with the flag of the United States and the flag of the state upon or near the principal building of the public entity…" A "public entity" as used in this legislation "means every state agency, including each institution of higher education, and every county, city, and town."
The flag must be displayed on the following dates:
If the designed day falls on a Saturday or Sunday, then the POW/MIA flag must be displayed on the preceding Friday. The Governor's Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee's website provides information to public entities regarding the purchase and display of the POW/MIA flag.