In remembrance

President Obama has ordered flags flown half-staff to honor John Glenn, who died Dec. 8.

President Obama has ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor retired astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn, who died Dec. 8.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset on the day of interment, which has not been announced. Link will share additional information when it becomes available.

To fly the flag at half-staff, hoist the flag to the peak for an instant and then lower it to the half-staff position. The flag should be raised to the peak again before it’s lowered for the day.

For additional information, refer to the Postal Service’s guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance.