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4 Pa. Code § 7.45. Display of flag at half-staff.

§ 7.45. Display of flag at half-staff.

 (a)  The flag, when flown at half-staff, shall be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag shall be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

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

 (c)  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.

 (d)  In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

 (e)  The flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of the Governor from the day of death until interment.

 (f)  In the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of this Commonwealth, the Governor may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff.

 (g)  The flag shall be flown at half-staff for the period indicated upon the death of any of the following officials of the United States:

   (1)  The President or a former President, for 30 days from the day of death.

   (2)  The Vice President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United States or the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for 10 days from the day of death.

   (3)  An Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an executive or military department, a former Vice President or the Governor of a State, territory or possession, from the day of death until interment.

   (4)  A Member of Congress, on the day of death and the following day.

 (h)  Special days designated in accordance with this section for flying the flag at half-staff may be proclaimed by the Governor in a manner that he deems appropriate.



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