Postal Service facilities should fly the U.S. flag at half-staff to honor U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings, who has died.
Cummings served as chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Flags should be flown at half-staff until sunset Friday, Oct. 18.
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 Administrative Support Manual, which explains the organization’s guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance.