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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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Washington DC [United States], Feb 16 ( ANI ): United States President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Thursday mourning the victims of the deadly shooting at Florida high school, ordering American flags to be flown at half-staff.
In solidarity with the families of all Filipinos who have been killed in the current situation in Marawi City, the Chief Justice has directed that the Philippine flag shall be flown at half-staff in all courts nationwide,' Te said in a statement.
Trump's predecessor, President Barack Obama, requested flags be flown at half-staff at the time of Glenn's death in keeping with the (https://www.
As far as my research shows, only seven other foreign personages have been honored with a presidential order to fly American flags at half-staff.
Flags in some hotels were also lowered to half-staff in Taksim.
The Dawson home, where shades were drawn, has a flag pole in a side yard, with the flags also at half-staff.
He also directed that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.
flags to half-staff, then I believe they should follow the rules of flag use.
All flags are flying at half-staff Tuesday across the Russian Federation and in the Murmansk region.
By the decree of the governor of Osh region Sooronbay Zheenkekov, all flags in Osh region districts should be flown at half-staff.
Summary: DHAKA, June 05, 2010, SPA -- Flags in Bangladesh were lowered to half-staff Saturday as the country mourned 117 people killed in a massive fire, AP reported.
Following the governor's decree, the United States flag and Illinois State flag fly at half-staff to honor those Illinois residents who are members of the armed forces and die by hostile fire or who are law enforcement officers and die in the line of duty.
Flags flew at half-staff, public entertainment was cancelled and national newspapers printed the day's issue in black and white to observe a government-designated day of mourning across China on Wednesday for victims of last week's earthquake in the western province Qinghai.
Arnold Schwarzenegger ordered Capitol flags to be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Tran.
The firework display at Disneyland on Monday, the daily light show at night and the twice-weekly horse racing scheduled for Wednesday were all canceled, while government buildings, most private companies and schools will fly their flags at half-staff for three days.