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Honoring Dole

Fly flags half-staff through Dec. 11

Flag flying at half-mast outside U.S. Post Office
To honor Robert J. Dole, the former U.S. senator, USPS facilities should fly flags at half-staff through Dec. 11.

President Joseph R. Biden has extended the order to fly flags at half-staff to honor Robert J. Dole, the former U.S. senator who died this week.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on Dec. 11, two days later than initially planned.

To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position. The flag should be raised to the peak again before it’s lowered for the day.

The USPS Administrative Support Manual has additional guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance.