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 July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tennessee, President Barack Obama hereby orders the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff . . . upon all public buildings and grounds . . . until sunset, July 25, 2015.


Governor Steve Bullock hereby orders all flags flown in the State of Montana to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 to honor the memory of the four U.S. Marines and a Navy Sailor who died in the line of duty on July 16, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tennessee.




 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.