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Legion commander explains etiquette used in lowering American flag to half-staff
The American flag, the Georgia flag and the POW/MIA flag are flown at half-staff Thursday at American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7 in Gainesville. - photo by Clark Leonard
In the wake of mass shootings and other tragedies across the nation, it’s not uncommon to see the American flag flying at half-staff. On July 8, President Barack Obama ordered flags be lowered to half-staff following a shooting that killed five officers in Dallas, Texas. In doing so, he set a record as the president who has made the order most often.