Something that has interested me is the practice of some institutions to fly their flags halfway down the flag pole. Some years ago our school in Dodge did this after a couple of students were killed in a car wreck. I questioned it then,, telling principal only the governor, or president could authorize the flyin at "half staff" .

I see that Hofstra University has done it after a Student was killed in a home invasion recently. So found reference to the rules

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-mast

Of course the university called it "half mast" which is done on ship not land which is "half staff"

Dave
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