Flag Logistics

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.

IMG_5666B_FBTemporary Removal of Flags

It is our goal to keep all city-owned flags flying at all times, however there are some occasions when the flags must be removed.

Inclement Weather

The Trophy Club Fire Department will typically remove city-owned flags when inclement weather is expected with high winds that could damage the flags. Whenever flags are removed due to inclement weather, they will be replaced as soon as possible.

Flag Repair or Replacement

When a flag is damaged, the flag will be removed for repair or replacement. 

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.

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:

  • 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 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, or following a national tragedy. 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.

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. Their orders do not include municipal, county, or other public buildings.