Flag Flying Days during 2018 – Full and Half-Staff Flag Holidays

Every year there are special days the American flag flies either at full or half-staff. To insure you know which days these are, we post a blog once a year and encourage you sign up for our flag flying alerts. Our flag alerts send an email notification directly to your inbox on flag flying or half-staff days. Sign up for those alerts by clicking here.

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Half staff Days

May 15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day (all day)

May 30 – Memorial Day (until Noon)

September 11 – Patriot Day (all day)

December 7 – Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

October 7 –Firefighters Memorial Day – Rotating date in October, typically a Sunday (all day)

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National Flag Holidays

Monday, January 1 – New Year’s Day

Monday, January 15 – Martin Luther King Jr’s Birthday

Monday, February 12 – Lincoln’s Birthday

Monday, February 19 – President’s Day & Washington’s Birthday

Sunday, April 1 – Easter

Sunday, May 13 – Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 19 – Armed Forces Day

Thursday, June 14 – Flag Day

Sunday, June 17 – Father’s Day

Wednesday, July 4 – Independence Day

Monday, September 3 – Labor Day

Tuesday, September 11 – Patriot Day

Monday, September 17 – National POW/MIA Recognition Day

Monday, October 8 – Columbus Day

Tuesday, November 6 – Election Day

Sunday, November 11 – Veterans Day

Thursday, November 22 – Thanksgiving Day

Tuesday, December 25 – Christmas Day


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