As per the message below, flags should return to full staff at sunset on January 25.  The first full day at full staff is January 26.  An earlier communication was incorrect.


Sorry for any confusion.


Ginny Colbert

Executive Assistant to Secretary Markowitz

Vermont Secretary of State's Office

26 Terrace Street

Montpelier, Vermont 05609-1101

phone 802-828-2148

fax 802-828-2496





Flags to be Lowered to Half Staff



Per order of Governor James H. Douglas

and Pursuant to 4 U.S.C.A. 7(m)



Where the flag will be lowered

State facilities around the state


Which flag will be lowered

            The U.S flag, Vermont State flag, POW flags, and any other flags **


Date the flag is to be lowered (at sunrise):

          Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Date flag is to return to full staff (at sunset):

Thursday, January 25, 2007


Name of person being honored/Reason to Lower Flag(s):


Former President Gerald R. Ford died Tuesday, December 26, 2006. Ford was the thirty-eighth President from 1974 – 1977.  All flags will be lowered to half staff for a 30 day period ending on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at sunset.



**      Please note all flags must fly at half-staff for that period of time.  Rule:

When the U.S. flag is lowered, the Vermont flag, the POW flag, and any other flag must also be lowered, because the U.S. flag must always fly above or equal to any other flags that are flown.