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    Lowered flags?

    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.

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    Half-Mast For Rehnquist not Katrina.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynder
    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.
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    State of Texas - Flags Lowered for Rehnquist AND Katrina

    Gov. Perry declared flags at half-mast for both Rehnquist and Katrina, until September 20th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DEPUTYDAWG
    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.

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    In reality the President is the only one that can order this. But, it really isn't within the half mast guidlines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cynder
    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.

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    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.


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    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?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynder
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cynder
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cynder
    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.


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    Our flag at work, in Michigan, is at half mast.

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