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Jeana (DP)
09-08-2005, 09:23 AM
I've only seen a handful of flags lowered. Why is that? They're saying there could be about 10,000-12,000 people dead.

cynder
09-08-2005, 09:50 AM
I've only seen a handful of flags lowered. Why is that? They're saying there could be about 10,000-12,000 people dead.
The flags were lowered for Rehnquist not Katrina. He was buried yesterday so not sure how long the "half-mast" was for. A lot of people didn't do it - it was lost in the Katrina coverage.

less0305
09-08-2005, 09:57 AM
The flags were lowered for Rehnquist not Katrina. He was buried yesterday so not sure how long the "half-mast" was for. A lot of people didn't do it - it was lost in the Katrina coverage.

there's a Presidential resolution that came out first for Katrina and lasts until September 20th I believe. I'll look for the link.

DEPUTYDAWG
09-08-2005, 09:57 AM
Gov. Perry declared flags at half-mast for both Rehnquist and Katrina, until September 20th.

cynder
09-08-2005, 10:09 AM
Gov. Perry declared flags at half-mast for both Rehnquist and Katrina, until September 20th.
Is this nationwide or just Texas? I haven't heard about anything but Rehnquist and I am IN TEXAS so it appears the "word" hasn't gotten out. Perhaps it needs to be restated by Bush and the states again. People have been a bit preoccupied - so much going on - a Holiday weekend, school starting, 9/11 anniversary, Supreme court, Katrina.

JBean
09-08-2005, 10:15 AM
In reality the President is the only one that can order this. But, it really isn't within the half mast guidlines.
http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/xf-nffa.html

DEPUTYDAWG
09-08-2005, 10:19 AM
Is this nationwide or just Texas? I haven't heard about anything but Rehnquist and I am IN TEXAS so it appears the "word" hasn't gotten out. Perhaps it needs to be restated by Bush and the states again. People have been a bit preoccupied - so much going on - a Holiday weekend, school starting, 9/11 anniversary, Supreme court, Katrina.

I don't know Cynder, I actually hadn't heard anything Bush had done on a national level re flags. I've been preoccupied....

All I know is Tuesday morning, we received teletypes and a copy of Perry's executive order to have flags at half-mast until September 20th, for Rehnquist and Katrina. And since I'm not in charge of the flag poles here (Adjutant is), I didn't read all the detail; but it was saying something about our State buildings had to, but others such as private businesses, etc. were "encouraged" to do the same.

less0305
09-08-2005, 10:19 AM
Here's the link:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/09/20050904-2.html#

JBean
09-08-2005, 10:21 AM
Here's the link:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/09/20050904-2.html#Thanks less!

Jeana (DP)
09-08-2005, 10:39 AM
In Dallas, there's one car dealership that's got three or four HUGE American flags and they've been lowered. Other than one or two other businesses, that's all I've seen. I think its a shame.

cynder
09-08-2005, 10:43 AM
I think people just don't know - I am sure that they would gladly do it if they got the info. I didn't know anything about lowering them for Katrina (Rehnquist is all I heard) so I would have been among the ignorant myself.
OT (just wondering) Is 9/11 considered a "half-mast" day now?

Jeana (DP)
09-08-2005, 10:47 AM
I think people just don't know - I am sure that they would gladly do it if they got the info. I didn't know anything about lowering them for Katrina (Rehnquist is all I heard) so I would have been among the ignorant myself.
OT (just wondering) Is 9/11 considered a "half-mast" day now?


I think people are allowed to take it upon themseves to recognize that we're going through a national tragedy here with up to 25,000 body bags being ordered. I'm not sure why they'd need to wait to be told to do it. It always puts a lump in my throat to see it though.

I don't think that 9/11 will be done every year. But I remember after 2001, with people driving around with their headlights on all day, people standing on over passes holding American flags, etc. Tore my heart out.

less0305
09-08-2005, 10:53 AM
I think people just don't know - I am sure that they would gladly do it if they got the info. I didn't know anything about lowering them for Katrina (Rehnquist is all I heard) so I would have been among the ignorant myself.
OT (just wondering) Is 9/11 considered a "half-mast" day now?

Usually once the President issues the resolution - it is filtered down to the State levels because so many federal buildings are in the different States. And also, most of the time, if the President issues a resolution then the Governor will follow suit and issue one for State buildings and all governmental buildings, etc. I found out through my municipality - because I'm the one that gets that type of information. Then I let all my city buildings know. Then people and businesses in town begin to follow suit also. Usually I know it's coming when the Post Office has their's lowered in the morning, then I know I'll get the information that day usually.

Dark Knight
09-08-2005, 03:30 PM
I think people just don't know - I am sure that they would gladly do it if they got the info. I didn't know anything about lowering them for Katrina (Rehnquist is all I heard) so I would have been among the ignorant myself.
OT (just wondering) Is 9/11 considered a "half-mast" day now?
The American Legion calenders indicate days such as 9/11, Pearl Harbor Day, Memorial Day, etc. be half-mast days. They should probably have a Katrina remembrence day, if the death toll gets into the thousands.

Norma
09-09-2005, 04:50 AM
Our flag at work, in Michigan, is at half mast.

less0305
09-09-2005, 08:17 AM
Here's the President's Proclamation for the national day of prayer and rememberance:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2005/09/20050908-12.html

oceanblueeyes
09-09-2005, 12:01 PM
Our flag at work, in Michigan, is at half mast.


I have a flag pole and flag at my home we lowered it on 8-30. Many in my town have done the same and we have placed large purple bows on the flag poles with a banner that says "Katrina Victims". It has really caught on here.

Ocean

less0305
09-09-2005, 12:12 PM
I have a flag pole and flag at my home we lowered it on 8-30. Many in my town have done the same and we have placed large purple bows on the flag poles with a banner that says "Katrina Victims". It has really caught on here.

Ocean

Hubby is a veteran and he lowered our home flag the minute the post office did. Purple bows haven't been introduced here yet. Good idea tho.

BillyGoatGruff
09-09-2005, 06:06 PM
I've only seen a handful of flags lowered. Why is that? They're saying there could be about 10,000-12,000 people dead.
Flags in NO are half mast. I've seen the photos.

vanillasky
09-09-2005, 06:30 PM
All flags I've seen this week here are at half mast.

LovelyPigeon
09-09-2005, 07:09 PM
A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

As a mark of respect for the victims of Hurricane Katrina, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, Tuesday, September 20, 2005. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

GEORGE W. BUSH



A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

As a mark of respect for William H. Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including section 7 of title 4, United States Code, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, Tuesday, September 13, 2005. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.

GEORGE W. BUSH

http://www.petersonflags.com/half_staff_info.htm