Flag Days

Although it is permitted to fly the American Flag any and every day of the year, it is recommended to fly the flag on certain holidays and special occasions. Most people associate the flag with patriotic days like Independence Day and Flag Day, but any holiday that is important to our country can be represented by the flag.

Days to fly the American Flag at Half Staff:

  • May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day (half staff all day)
  • Last Monday in May, Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
  • September 11, Patriot Day (half staff all day)
  • December 7, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (half staff all day)
  • By order of the President of The United States
  • By order of the Governor of your state

Special Occasions for Flag Display

  • January 1, New Year’s Day
  • January 20, Inauguration Day
  • Third Monday in January, Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday
  • February 12, Lincoln’s Birthday
  • Third Monday in February, Presidents Day
  • February 22, Washington’s Birthday
  • Varies, Easter Sunday
  • Third Monday in April, Patriot’s Day
  • First Thursday in May, National Day of Prayer
  • Second Sunday in May, Mother’s Day
  • Third Saturday in May, Armed Forces Day
  • June 14, Flag Day
  • Third Sunday in June, Father’s Day
  • July 4, Independence Day
  • July 27th, Korean War Veteran’s Day
  • August 4, Coast Guard Day
  • First Monday in September, Labor Day
  • September 17, Constitution Day
  • Second Monday in October, Columbus Day
  • October 27, Navy Day
  • Tuesday following the First Monday in November, Election Day
  • November 10, Marine Corps Day
  • November 11, Veteran’s Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November, Thanksgiving
  • December 25, Christmas Day