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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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and state flags in the Capitol Complex will also be flown at half staff on Saturday in Raible's honor.
Dan Peitso, a 47-year veteran of the American Red Cross simply said of his role lowering the American flag to half staff, "It was an honor.
I also call on Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day.
On Monday, veterans at American Legion Post 507 in Newhall lowered the flag to half staff and described the significance of Veterans Day.
and Pennsylvania flags across the commonwealth should be flown at half staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day.
Miami Mayor Steve Clark announced Thursday that all city flags will be flown at half staff today and Saturday in tribute to the Brothers pilots who died in last weekend's attack.
The Korean War Memorial Board came up with the idea after it became concerned that the remains of those war dead returning home were not receiving the public recognition that was warranted and decided to lower the flags at the Memorial to half staff throughout the Memorial Day weekend.
and Pennsylvania flags under the state's jurisdiction be flown at half staff to honor former Speaker of the House of Representatives K.
Rendell today ordered United States and Pennsylvania flags be lowered to half staff until the day of his interment.
In remembrance of the eight soldiers killed in Iraq over the last two weeks, I am ordering state flags be lowered to half staff beginning today through Oct.
Rendell today issued the following statement after he ordered Pennsylvania state flags be flown at half staff through Sept.