Half-Staff Notifications

Display of U.S. Flag

Presidential and Montana Governor Half-Staff Notifications


As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on November 13, 2015, in Paris, France, President Barack Obama hereby orders that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff until sunset, November 19, 2015.




 Display of U.S. Flag


 The United States Code identifies several days when a particular effort should be made to display the U.S. Flag.  Those days are:


  •  New Year's Day, January 1
  • Inauguration Day, January 20
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday, third Monday in January
  • Lincoln's Birthday, February 12
  • Washington's Birthday, third Monday in February
  • Easter Sunday (variable)
  • Mother's Day, second Sunday in May
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15 (half-staff sunrise until sunset)
  • Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May
  • Memorial Day (half-staff until noon), the last Monday in May
  • Flag Day, June 14
  • Independence Day, July 4
  • Labor Day, first Monday in September
  • Patriot Day, September 11 (half-staff sunrise until sunset)
  • Constitution Day, September 17
  • Veterans Day, November 11
  • Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in November
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7 (half-staff sunrise to sunset)
  • Christmas Day, December 25
  • And such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States.