Flag Days


Days To Display The American Flag

  • Jan. 1: New Year’s Day
  • Jan. 20: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Feb.12: Lincoln’s Birthday
  • Feb. 17: President’s Day
  • Feb. 22: Washington’s Birthday
  • Easter Sunday (may be celebrated in April)
  • April 6: Army Day
  • April 19: Patriot’s Day
  • 1st Thursday in May: National Day Of Prayer
  • May 8: V-E Day
  • 2nd Sunday in May: Mother’s Day
  • 3rd Saturday in May: Armed Forces Day
  • May 15: Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
  • June 14: U.S. Army Birthday (1775), Flag Day
  • 3rd Sunday in June: Father’s Day
  • July 4: Independence Independence Day
  • July 27: National Korean War Veteran’s Armistice Day
  • August 4: U.S. Coast Guard Birthday (1790)
  • 1st Monday in Sept.: Labor Day
  • September 2: V-J Day
  • September 11: Patriot Day (Half Staff All Day)
  • September 17: Constitution Day
  • September 18: U.S. Air Force Birthday
  • October 12: Columbus Day
  • October 13: U.S. Navy Birthday (Abolished Feb 1781-Reinstated Sep. 1781)
  • October 27: Navy Day
  • 1st Tuesday in Nov.: Election Day
  • November 10: Marine Corps Birthday
  • November 11: Veterans Day
  • 4th Thursday in Nov.: Thanksgiving Day
  • December 25: Christmas Day
  • Dec. 29: State of Texas Birthday
  • Jan. 20 Inaguration Day (every 4 years), Election Days, State and Local Holidays, Days Proclaimed By The President

There are five definite dates the flag is flown at half-staff

1) Peace Officers Memorial Day: May 15th
2) Last Monday in May (Memorial Day)
3) Korean War Veterans Day: July 27th
4) Patriot Day: September 11
5) Pearl Harbor Day: December 7th

On the last Monday in May, Memorial Day, the flag is flown at half-mast until noon then it is hoisted to the peak of the flagpole.

Other days of half-mast are ordered by the President and include

1) Death of principle government figures and state governors
2) For 30 days from the death of the current or former President.
3) For 10 days after the death of a Vice President, Chief Justice or speaker of the house
4) From death to internment of Associate Justice, Executive military secretary. Former Vice President or Governor
5) On the day of death and the following day for members of congress