Memorial Day and the flag

Gov. Pawlenty has issued an order for the display of the American flag over the holiday weekend:

Governor Tim Pawlenty today ordered that all U.S. and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff on state property from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 31, 2010, in honor and remembrance of the sacrifices of those brave men and women who have served our country in the past and of those who serve our country today.

Big points to the governor for having a clue regarding the U.S. Flag code, which says:

On Memorial Day the flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the staff.

Memorial Day is the only holiday with a specific directive for how the flag is to be displayed.

  • BJ

    I never knew that. Love your coverage of the flag, keep it up.