The Maintenance staff has the responsibility for the USflag at the NSCA community center. At times, the flag is flown at half-staff. The pertinent section of the United States Flag Code says, “by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory”.
The Flag Code identifies a number of times through the year when half-staff display is appropriate including Peace Officers Memorial Day – May 15, Memorial Day –Last Monday in May, Patriot Day – Sept. 11, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Dec. 7. In addition, Presidential proclamations can call for ad hoc half-staff display. This summer, sadly, there was an abundance of such Presidential Proclamations including:
■ Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Orlando, Florida.
Proclamation date: June 12. (Orlando nightclub shooting)
■ Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Dallas, Texas.
Proclamation date: July 8. (Attack on police officers)
■ Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Nice, France.
Proclamation date: July 15. (Cargo truck attack on pedestrian crowds)
■ Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Proclamation
If you are curious about why the NSCA flag is at halfstaff, Google presidential proclamation.
The first link will be to the White House. There you will find the official explanation.
Maintenance staff works diligently to maintain the U.S. Flag protocol at NSCA.