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Synonyms for half-staff

a position some distance below the top of a mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress


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FLAGS have been flying at half mast at Leamington fire station this week as a mark of respect for two colleagues who died recently.
A statement issued by Home Ministry said that the national flag will also be flown at half mast tomorrow at the place of cremation.
In a soulful ceremony in the morning, Bangladesh Ambassador Mohammed Imran hoisted the flag at half mast while the national anthem was sung.
A Kirklees Council spokesman said: "In line with the protocol for funerals of former UK prime ministers we will be lowering the flags to half mast at each of the four town halls in Kirklees.
He explained: "The Union Flag is never flown at half mast unless it is the death of a Royal.
Fire stations, other public buildings and even people who have the Union Jack in their gardens have them at half mast.
National flags across the country have been at half mast with activities and programmes, including HBO, being cancelled.
For many years Flag and Banner has been providing half mast email alerts to its customers.
Friends of Lance-Cpl Paul Thomas, killed in Basra (main picture), are angered by the decision of Welshpool mayor Shane Squibb, in consultation with clerk Kenneth Fletcher (left), not to have the flag at half mast on the town hall (above)
FLAGS were flown at half mast and special church services held yesterday in memory of those killed and injured in the Bali terrorist bombing a week ago.
Flags will fly at half mast on royal palaces and Government buildings on the first anniversary of Princess Diana's death.
Crowds outside Buckingham Palace gasped yesterday thinking the Queen had agreed to fly the Royal Standard at half mast.
14 ( ANI ): The Government of India on Tuesday announced that the national flag would be flown at half mast as mark of respect for Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, who passed away in Chennai at the age of 67.
Middlesbrough's civic flag was being flown at half mast from the Town Hall today in memory of a shipping tragedy.
A flag was flying at half mast at King Henry VIII school in Warwick Road, Coventry, yesterday in memory of Lindsay.