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Flags at Half Staff

People call from time to time to ask us why the flags in Hesston are flown at half staff.
Request for flags to be flown at half staff come from the State of Kansas and the Federal Government.

Flag at Half StaffWhile we do not endorse any of these websites, we are providing links below to assist you in finding out why the flag has been lowered. Some websites offer text alerts to alert you when flags should be lowered.

If you didn't find the answer you were looking for, call City Hall at (620) 327-4412.

How to Fly the United States Flag (Ten Guidelines)
  1. The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
  2. The flag is never allowed to touch the ground or the floor.
  3. When hung over a sidewalk on a rope extending from a building to a pole, the union stars are always away from the building.
  4. When vertically hung over the center of the street, the flag always has the union stars to the North in an East/West street, and to the East in a North/South street.
  5. The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of states or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.
  6. The flag should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds but always allowed to fall free.
  7. The flag should be displayed at half-staff until noon on Memorial Day then raised to the top of the staff.
  8. Never fly the flag upside down except as a signal of distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
  9. The flag is never flown in inclement weather except when using an all-weather flag.
  10. The flag can be flown every day from sunrise to sunset and at night if illuminated properly.
For more on flag etiquette see VFW.org.

Flag Disposal
Contact your local Boy Scout group or your local VFW.org post.
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