Why flags at half staff?

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  1. zzzz
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    zzzz Just a regular American

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    Personally I think US flags should fly at half staff 24 hours a day to show respect for the soldiers fighting overseas. But according to the US law the flag should be at full staff since the Congresswoman was not killed. Technically it could be for the Federal Judge though.


     
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    saltshaker Im over what damn hill?

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    The Flag Code Title 4, United States Code, Chapter 1 | FlagEtiquette.us

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    § 10. Modification of rules and customs by President
    Any rule or custom pertaining to the display of the flag of the United States of America, set forth herein, may be altered, modified, or repealed, or additional rules with respect thereto may be prescribed, by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, whenever he deems it to be appropriate or desirable; and any such alteration or additional rule shall be set forth in a proclamation.
     

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