Flag Policy

  • Fly the United States Flags at Half-Staff Saturday, December 7, 2019 in Honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

     

    Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day occurs on December 7 of each year, designated in memory of the lives lost in the 1941 attack and to remember that we enjoy freedom thanks to their sacrifice. The attack claimed the lives of 2,334 servicemen and servicewomen and wounded another 1,143.
     
    On Pearl Harbor Day, the American flag should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset to honor those who died as a result of the attack on U.S. military forces in Hawaii. . Some organizations may hold special events in memory of those killed or injured at Pearl Harbor.

      

    More information is available at http://www.illinois.gov/news/Pages/Flag.aspx

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    Flag at Half-Staff Policy

    According to the United States Flag Code and the State of Illinois Flag Display Act, only the President of the United States and the Governor of the State of Illinois have the authority to direct the lowering of the United States flag and the Illinois flag.The Illinois Flag Display Act was amended in 2007 to require that the flag be lowered to mark the death in combat of any soldier from Illinois, and also applies to line-of-duty deaths of police officers and firefighters. The state’s law specifically applies to state and local governments facilities in Illinois, including schools.Each District 211 school has a school flag which can be displayed at half-staff when appropriate for a special school situation.

    Illinois Flag Display Act
    United States Flag Code