In remembrance

U.S. flag flying at half-staff

President Joe Biden has ordered U.S. flags flown at half-staff to honor Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state who died this week.

Flags should be flown at half-staff until Sunday, March 27, 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.