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Monday, June 7th, 2004

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1:46p
respect

While driving to get lunch today, I saw five instances of the flag of the United States being flown at the top of the mast. The offenders were an apartment complex, a car dealership, an office building, a small business, and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Section 175 (m) of Title 36 Chapter 10 of the United States Code states in part:

"By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory."

I hope that news is disseminated quickly enough these days such that everybody in the country has heard about the recent death of President Ronald Reagan. If you care enough to fly the flag, you should also care enough to lower the flag to half-staff when appropriate. I wonder how many will continue to fly the flag at half-staff for the required 30 days.

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