Alert at Half-Staff: The 11th of September, 2022 will mark the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center in New York City, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in the suburbs of Pennsylvania.
Why are some places flying the flag at half-mast?
The lowering of the American flag has a significant symbolic meaning. Half Staff – The display of a flag at half-staff or half-mast is a show of respect and sympathy at times of loss. It is flown after the passing of certain government figures, at times of national emergency, on a variety of holidays, and at any other time it is commanded to do so by the president or the government.
Why are the flags at half mast today March 27 2022?
In memory of the former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the flag of the United States will be lowered to half-staff at all government buildings across the country effective immediately, and will be raised to its full height at sunset on March 27, 2022. This is in accordance with an order from the President of the United States. Madeleine Albright was a potent political figure.
What does it mean when the United States flag is flying upside down?
Residents of the Auburndale subdivision are outraged because some homes have flown the American flag in an inverted position. HOA stated that it did not have any say in the matter. According to the United States Department of Defense, a flag should only be flown upside down “to express a sense of distress or extreme danger.” Many people, especially those who have previously served our nation in uniform, believe that it is disrespectful to fly the flag of the United States of America in an inverted position.
According to the United States Department of Defense, the only time the flag should be flown backwards is “to express a message of distress or severe danger.” The Department of State in the state of Florida is in agreement with this sentiment, noting on its website that “flags should never be displayed upside down except as a statement of severe danger.” When a crew from Spectrum News went to check on the area of Juliana Reserve on Tuesday, they saw a number of American flags flying in an inverted position.
On social media, a number of homeowners have voiced their displeasure with the behavior of their neighbors; as a result, Spectrum News has contacted the homeowners’ organization for their take on the situation. The HOA at Juliana Reserve stated that it had no say in the matter and referred Spectrum News to the corporate office in Michigan.
- While HOAs typically have rules in place to address the flying of flags or the display of signs in yards, the Juliana Reserve HOA stated that it did not have any say in the matter.
- There was no response to any of our phone calls to that office.
- Neighbors have expressed their displeasure after seeing that some American flags had been flown in an inverted position as a protest against Joe Biden’s victory in this year’s election.
Twitter: https://t.co/yG9Hg6Ifn3; picture: https://twitter.com/QhE1DhwKXV; Facebook: This post was originally published on Ashonti Ford TV (@AshontiFordBN9) on January 13, 2021.