Holiday Guide To The Flag

Handling & Care

The flag can be displayed all year long, but there are special days of the year when it is particularly visible. They are:

  • January 1st: New Year’s Day
  • The third Monday in January: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 20th: Inauguration Day
  • February 12th: Lincoln’s Birthday
  • February 22nd: Washington’s Birthday
  • The third Monday in February: Presidents Day
  • The second Sunday in May: Mother’s Day
  • May 15th: Peace Officer’s Memorial Day (*Half-staff)
  • Third Saturday in May: Armed Forces Day
  • Last Monday in May: Memorial Day (*Half-staff till Noon)
  • June 14th: Flag Day
  • June 14th: Army Day
  • July 4th: Independence Day
  • July 27th: Korean War Veterans Day (*Half-staff)
  • First Monday in September: Labor Day
  • September 17th: Constitution Day
  • September 17th: Air Force Day
  • October 12th: Columbus Day
  • October 27th: Navy Day
  • First Tuesday in November: Election Day
  • November 11th: Veterans Day
  • Fourth Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day
  • December 7th: Pearl Harbor Day (*Half-staff)
  • State, local and religious holidays