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Monday, April 04, 2005

Flag Protocol for the Pope

Mark has a post answering the question: Why are US flags flying at half-staff for the Pope?

In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law. In the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that State, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff.

As much respect as I have for the Pope, I was still wondering.