Displaying the Flag on Memorial Day

posted May 18, 2012, 7:35 AM by Greg Jewett   [ updated Jun 4, 2012, 9:41 AM ]
Office of the Governor — Rick Perry
 
Displaying the state and national flags is an important duty in carrying out our mission for the people of the state of Texas. In addition to creating an identity for the people of Texas, the proper display of flags leads the people into times of joy and mourning, and into times of reflection and celebration.
 
There are two dates in the month of May that require particular attention with regard to how state and national flags are displayed. Tuesday, May 15, is Peace Officer Memorial Day and Monday, May 28, is Memorial Day.
 
Please take note of the laws concerning these official state observances:
 
Peace Officer Memorial Day: On the morning of Tuesday, May 15, both the U.S. and State of Texas flags should be raised briskly to full-staff and then slowly lowered to half-staff for the remainder of the day. Flags should be returned to full-staff on Wednesday, May 16.
 
Memorial Day: On the morning of Monday, May 28, both the U.S. and State of Texas flags should be raised briskly to full-staff and then slowly lowered to half-staff until noon. At noon, both the U.S. and the State of Texas flags should be raised briskly to full-staff for the remainder of the day. Flags should be at full-staff on Tuesday, May 29.
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