FLAGPOLES NEED MAINTENANCE

ALL flagpole need service or maintenance. Whether it's a halyard or cable replacement, worn flag snaps, a truck assembly that needs a new pulley or the baring have worn out...you want to take care of these little things before they become major, increasing the cost to correct.

Halyard replacement is the most common service needed. The best way to save money is to replace your halyard is to replace it at the first signs of wear and BEFORE it breaks. Once your halyard has broken, and is no longer on the truck assembly, a bucket lift will be required. 

Anything made of a plastic material is going to break due to the sun and heat Florida, so Pulleys will need to be replaced. 

Save the life of your cable/wire halyard by giving it a spritz of silicone, to keep the halyard running smooth. If you see any wearing of the cable, get it replaced. Cable/Wire Halyards are expensive to replace, especially if they have broken before replacement.

With a little attention, your flagpole will give you a lifetime of enjoyment. 

Flying the Flag


Any Special proclamations from the President or Governor to fly the flag at Half Staff will be posted on our Facebook page. 


FLYING THE FLAG AT HALF STAFF

The flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position. The flag should be again raised to the peak before it is lowered for the day.

Days the American flag should be flown at half-staff:

  • May 15th- Peace Officers Memorial Day
  • Last Monday in May - Memorial Day (half-staff until noon only, then raise to the top of the staff)
  • July 27th- Korean War Veterans Armistice Day
  • September 11th- Patriot Day
  • December 7th- Pearl Harbor Day

By order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of the State, territory or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory.

In the event of the death of other officials of foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to presidential instructions of orders, or in accordance with recognized customs practices not inconsistent with law. In the event of the death of a present or former official of the government of any State, territory or possession of the United States, the Governor of that State, territory or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff.

Flags flown on poles affixed to a home or building are not to be flown at half staff but a memorial streamer can be affixed to the top of the flagpole to signify half staff.

FLAG ETIQUETTE

The U.S. flag takes precedence over all other flags when flown within the United States. It should not be flown lower than another flag nor should it be smaller than another flag flown with it. Other flags may, however, be flown at the same height and in the same size. Other national flags should not be smaller or flown lower than the U.S. flag when displayed together. If it is not possible to display two or more national flags at the same height, it is not proper to display them together at all.

It is not illegal or improper to fly any flag (state, ethnic group, organization, etc.) alone but it is always preferable to display the U.S. flag at the same time.

It is proper to fly the U.S. flag at night, but only if it is spotlighted.

The U.S. flag should be in the center of a group of flags only when the center pole is taller than the others or when a fan-like arrangement makes the center pole higher than others.

Displaying a flag on a wall: when displayed either horizontally or vertically against a wall, the union should be uppermost and to the flag’s own right, that is to the observer's left. In a window, the union should be to flag’s right when viewed from outside.

A salute (hand over heart for those not in uniform) should be rendered when the flag is raised, lowered, or carried by on parade; or when the Pledge of Allegiance is played (unless the flag is not present).

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Our Holidays


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FLAG FLYING HOLIDAYS

January 1st

New Year’s Day

3rd Monday in January

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday

January 20th

Inauguration Day

February 12th

Lincoln’s Birthday

3rd Monday in February

Presidents' Day

February 22nd

Washington’s Birthday

Easter Sunday

3rd Saturday in May

Armed Forces Day

Last Monday in May

Memorial Day Observed

May 30th

Memorial Day Traditional

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FLAG FLYING HOLIDAYS

June 14th

Flag Day

July 4th

Independence Day

1st Monday in September

Labor Day

September 11th

Patriot Day

September 17th

Constitution Day

2nd Monday in October

Columbus Day

November 11th

Veterans Day

4th Thursday in November

Thanksgiving Day

December 7th

Pearl Harbor Day

December 25th

Christmas Day

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OTHER FLAG FLYING DAYS

May 8th

V-E Day

2nd Sunday in May

Mother’s Day

3rd Sunday in June

Father’s Day

August 7th

Purple Heart Day

August 14th

V-J Day

August 19th

National Aviation Day

October 27th

Navy Day

1st Tuesday after 1st Monday in November

Election Day

November 10th

Marine Corps. Birthday