Flying the United States flag at half-staff
There are four designated days each year that the United States flag is flown at half-staff in accordance with federal laws:
- The president of the United States has the authority to order the flags flown at half-staff for occasions such as the death of public officials or world leaders, on the birthday or anniversary of the death of a public official, or following a national tragedy, such as 9/11. The president's orders may state that flags are to be flown half-staff at all public buildings, or only at federal and state buildings.
- Peace Officer Memorial Day - May 15 (unless it falls on Armed Forces Memorial Day, the third Saturday in May, then it will fly at full-staff)
- Memorial Day - last Monday in May (at half-staff until noon and then raised to full-staff)
- National Day of Service and Remembrance (formerly Patriot Day) - Sept. 11
- Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day - Dec. 7
The Governor of the state of Texas has the authority to order the United States flag and the Texas state flag lowered to half-staff at federal and state buildings in Texas for the occasions outlined below. His/Her orders do not include municipal, county, or other public buildings.
In response to a specific incident, such as a statewide or national tragedy. Upon the death of any present or former official of state government, or in honor of a law enforcement officer or firefighter who dies in the line of duty. To honor military personnel from Texas who have fallen during service to their country.
The Town of Trophy Club adheres to federal law and flag protocol to guide how flags are flown at town facilities. The Town of Trophy Club has policies in place outlining adherence to federal law and flag protocol, proclamations by the president, governor, or mayor, and to address incidents related specifically to Trophy Club.
If you have questions regarding flag protocol or the flying of flags at town facilities please contact the Trophy Club Fire Department at 682.237.2940.