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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 in some hotels were also lowered to half-staff in Taksim.
State flags have been flying at half-staff for several days in honor of Hartford Firefighter Kevin Bell, who died battling a fire Tuesday night.
In the Qinghai provincial capital Xining, thousands of mourners in black stood with officials, soldiers and policemen as light snow fell on the ceremony during which the national flag flew at half-staff.
In nearby Macao, casinos also voluntarily flew flags at half-staff and stopped taking bets for the three minutes, local media reported.
Portugal declared a national day of mourning and lowered its flags to half-staff for her funeral.
Flags flown at half-staff should first be raised to the peak and then lowered to the half-staff position.
Flags will fly at half-staff for the day, while internal radios will go silent at 12:18 p.
His Half-Staff Flag Lapel[TM] Pin will be manufactured by Williams Jewelry & Manufacturing Co.
4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at all commonwealth facilities to fly at half-staff to honor former United States Senator and Secretary of Health and Human Services Richard Shultz Schweiker.
where a color guard will lower the flag to half-staff at 8:46 a.
SPRINGFIELD - Flags are flying at half-staff in memory of Ed Harms, a former mayor and longtime city attorney who died Saturday.
Several dictionaries show half-staff as a variant, but the lead entry is consistently half-mast, a word first recorded circa 1600.
I call upon the 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 Patriot Day.
and Pennsylvania flags in the Capitol Complex and at commonwealth facilities statewide to fly at half-staff on Saturday, Dec.
Flags were flown at half-staff Monday at City Hall in honor of former Los Angeles Police Department chief and state Senator Ed Davis, who died Saturday evening.