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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Jonathan Pilgeram

Friday, February 25th, 2011

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, February 26th, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in honor of US Army Specialist Jonathan Pilgeram.
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Half-Staff Oregon Flags – Matthew J. DeYoung

Friday, February 25th, 2011

American Flags and Oregon Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, February 26th in the State of Oregon in honor of United States Marine Sergeant Matthew J. DeYoung.
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Half-Staff Montana Flags – Jonathan Pilgeram

Friday, February 25th, 2011

American Flags and Montana Flags to fly at half-staff Friday-Sunday, February 25th-27th in the State of Montana in honor of US Army Specialist Jonathan Pilgeram.
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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Sean R. Cutsforth

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, February 24th, in the Commonwealth of Virginia in honor of Spc. Sean R. Cutsforth.
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Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Sean R. Cutsforth

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, February 24th, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in honor of Spc. Sean R. Cutsforth.
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Presidents’ Day 2011

Monday, February 21st, 2011

All Star Flags encourages all citizens to proudly display their American flags on Monday, February 21, when our country celebrates Presidents’ Day. 

A federal holiday honoring our first President, George Washington, was implemented by an Act of Congress in 1880 for government offices in the District of Columbia, and expanded in 1885 to include all federal offices.  It was the first federal holiday to honor an American citizen and was celebrated on Washington’s birthday, February 22.  When the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was enacted in 1971, the federal holiday shifted to the third Monday in February, which meant that the holiday would fall between February 15 and 21, and would never land on Washington’s actual birthday.  Still, the name of the holiday continued to be “Washington’s Birthday”. 

By the mid-1980’s, there was a push from the public – primarily advertisers – to call the holiday “Presidents’ Day” to honor the birthdays of both Washington and Lincoln.  However, Lincoln’s birthday, February 12, had never been a federal holiday.   Since that time, “Presidents’ Day” has become the generally accepted name for the holiday.  The holiday is known as a day for great sales at stores.  This may be appropriate, as the original intent of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act was to promote business.  Although some school districts close, most colleges and corporations remain open. 

Few Americans may actually celebrate this holiday.  But it would be appropriate to honor the memories of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, and acknowledge a federal holiday, by flying one of the greatest symbols of our country.  Fly your own American flag this Monday for everyone to see.

http://www.annin.com/newsPR_1102_celebrating_presidents_day.asp

Half-Staff Kentucky Flags – Donald Lam

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

American Flags and Kentucky Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, February 21, in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to honor Donald Lam, a state forestry ranger.
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Half-Staff New Mexico Flags – Nathan Carse

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Gov. Susana Martinez has ordered American flags and state flags to fly at half-staff in New Mexico until February 19th in honor of Army Spec. Nathan Carse.

Half-Staff West Virginia Flags – Derek Hotsinpiller

Friday, February 18th, 2011

American and state flags to fly at half-staff in West Virginia until February 21st in honor of US Deputy Marshal Derek Hotsinpiller.

Half-Staff Washington Flags – Sam Gaydeski

Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

Gov. Chris Gregoire has directed that Washington State and United States flags be lowered to half-staff Thursday, February 17, 2011, in memory of Washington Dept of Natural Resources employee Sam Gaydeski who was killed on the job Monday.

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business Thursday, or first thing Friday morning, February 18.