Half-Staff Notifications

Display of U.S. Flag

Presidential and Montana Governor Half-Staff Notifications

In honor of the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela, Governor Steve Bullock hereby orders all flags in the State of Montana to be flown at half-staff on Friday, December 6, 2013, through sunset Monday, December 9, 2013; and

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on Saturday, December 7, 2013, to acknowledge those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, and to reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals for which they served.


Display of U.S. Flag

Additionally, 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.