Lizard people dude. Seriously.
There’s no text with this pic – I’m assuming this is for Gerald Ford, who died yesterday.
Yes. For those with a technical interest, we posted the reference last night on the LAFD Blog.
Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department
Unless that flag’s on a ship or naval station, I think it’s at half-staff.
Yeah I read that on wikipedia… but I’ve always called it half-mast, and will continue to do so.
flags are only at half-mast on ships.
Hmm according to wikipedia:
“The terms half-staff and half-mast are synonymous, though usage may vary with language community (e.g., Canadian vs. British vs. U.S. English)”
Not that it really matters to me, but the U.S. Code only refers to half-staff. That said, a Google search shows government sites often use the terms interchangeably.
One more rebound to this to-may-to / to-mah-to discourse and I’m going to call the thread half-assed. ‘)
It is always good to see a flag at half-mast or half-staff correctly. Ignorant people assume ‘half’ means the middle of the pole. Not so. You drop it to one-flag-height from the top of the pole.
Well, according to paragraph m-1 of the U.S. Code I mentioned earlier:
the term “half-staff” means the position of the flag when it is one-half the distance between the top and bottom of the staff
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