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1st-Feb-2007 12:23 pm
Pol: chimp dressed as Napoleon
So, I was interested to notice recently that flags are again flying at full-staff. (Evidently, this happened at the end of January 25, but I didn’t notice until today.) I had been starting to wonder whether Ford’s period of mourning would last longer than his presidency.
1st-Feb-2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
I think they have a set period of time (a month perhaps) that flags are suppost to be half-mast.
1st-Feb-2007 10:08 pm (UTC) - Pedantry
There is a standard for how many days the flag flies at half-mast, but it still has to be declared by the president or governor.

The standards:

- Thirty days after the death of a president or former president

- Ten days after the death of a vice president, the chief of justice or a retired chief of justice or the speaker of the house of representatives.

- Until the burial of an associate justice of the Supreme Court, secretary of a military department, a former vice president, or the governor of a state, territory, or possession.

- On the day of and the day after the death of a member of Congress.
1st-Feb-2007 10:15 pm (UTC) - Re: Pedantry
Yeah, and Google told me that Reagan got the full 30 days, but Nixon only got a week. (My memory failed me, but I think I'd have remembered if Nixon got a whole 30 days.)

BTW, can you remind me who you are? Your LJ name looks vaguely familiar, but I can’t place you, and I can’t figure out from your journal or your userpics.

And happy birthday!
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