In remembrance

American flag flying at half-staff

President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor the more than 500,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until Friday, Feb. 26, at sunset.

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.

The USPS Administrative Support Manual has additional guidelines on U.S. flag display and maintenance.