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Village of Ridgewood : FLAG AT HALF-STAFF – MAY 16TH, 2016

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May 16,2016

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Ridgewood NJ, In  accordance with Flag Code section 7(m), the United States flag is to be displayed at half-staff for the entire day in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day, Sunday, May 15, 2016.

Customary Dates to Fly Half-Staff

Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15th, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day. (sunrise to sunset)

Memorial Day, last Monday in May (sunrise to noon)

Patriot Day, September 11th (sunrise to sunset)

National Firefighters Memorial Day, October (typically a Sunday during Fire Prevention Week, which is around Oct. 9, and along with a memorial service held in Emmitsburg, MD)

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7th (sunrise to sunset)

Other Special Flag-Flying Days

President’s Day, third Monday in February: a celebration that takes place between Lincoln’s and Washington’s birthdays. It is not a half-staff day.

Flag Day, June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which was by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

Veteran’s Day (formerly Armistice Day), November 11th: This is a day to honor our nation’s veterans. It is not a day of mourning, but a day of celebration and honor. Therefore, it is   not a day of half-staff. Citizens are encouraged to fly POW/MIA flags and flags of the military branches on this day to show support to our Veterans.

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day, July 27 of each year: This day marks the anniversary of the signing of a treaty that ended the Korean War. From 2000 until 2003 (during 50th anniversary years) this was a half-staff day. Each year since the proclamation only acts to “encourage the display of the flag”. This is a day for special remembrance of the veterans of the Korean War, and especially the United States and allied combatants who made the ultimate sacrifice in Korea.


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