Governors Office Gives Explanation On Why Flags Are To Be Flown At Half Staff For Memorial Day


According to research done by the office of Wyoming Governor Matt Mead, on Memorial Day the United States flag is to be raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day.

The half-staff position is done to remember the more than one million brave men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all.