Half-Staff Notifications

Display of U.S. Flag

Presidential and Montana Governor Half-Staff Notifications

Patriot Day is observed on September 11th.  On this day, the President requests that the American flag be flown at half-staff, and to observe a moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. (eastern daylight time), the time the first plane struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

 

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.