Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 | 2 a.m.
This weekend, I have seen the American Flag being displayed outside various buildings at half staff. I presume this is being done in honor of Nelson Mandela’s passing. But I cannot help but notice that it is often being displayed incorrectly with other flags.
According to U.S. Code, the proper display of the American flag at half staff is that any other flags from states, counties, cities or other agencies should also be displayed at half staff. This would prevent these other flags from being displayed higher than the American flag. It would also show that these other flags and whoever they represent are showing the same respect as our national flag and country are.
There are also many other rules regarding the handling and displaying of our flag, and hopefully those responsible for this honor will follow them.