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Flag Use During a Period of Mourning  


History of the Flag
Pledge to State Flag
Flag Designer
Description of Care
Retirement Ceremony
Proper Display
Story of the Flag
Desecration
Display with Other Flags
During Mourning Periods
Use on Boats
County Formation Dates
Order of States' Admission

5.01
The Arkansas Flag should be flown at half-staff whenever the U.S. Flag is so flown. Half-staff means lowering the flag to one half the distance between the top and the bottom of the staff. When flown at half-staff, the Arkansas Flag should be hoisted briskly to the peak for an instant and then lowered slowly to half-staff. Before being lowered for 'the day, the Arkansas Flag should be raised to the peak.
5.02
When the U.S. Flag and the Arkansas Flag are flown together at half-staff, whether from adjacent staffs or from a single staff with two halyards, the U.S. Flag is raised first and lowered last. When flown from a single staff with one halyard, the Arkansas Flag is secured to the halyard immediately below the U.S. Flag and accompanies it as the U.S. Flag is raised to the peak and lowered to half-staff.
5.03
By order of the Governor or the Governor's authorized representative, the Arkansas Flag shall be flown at half staff upon the death of present or former leaders, and on other occasions as the Governor or the Governor's authorized representative directs. The Arkansas Flag shall remain at half-staff for the period prescribed by the Governor or the Governor's representative.
5.04
The Arkansas Flag should be flown at half-staff when so ordered by local government officials on all property under their jurisdiction.
5.05
On Memorial Day, the U.S. Flag and Arkansas Flag are displayed at half-staff until noon only; then hoisted to the top of the staff.
5.06
The Arkansas Flag may be used to cover the coffin of a state police officer killed in the line of duty, or any other state official or public servant whose career was substantially devoted to public service in the state. When the Arkansas Flag is used to cover a casket, it should be placed so that the name "Arkansas" is legible to the viewers. The Arkansas Flag should not be lowered into the grave or allowed to touch the ground.
5.07
During periods of official mourning, the Arkansas Flag may be draped with crepe when it is not possible to display flag at half-staff.


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