From: Cadorette, Wendy [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Monday, October 15, 2012 4:24 PM
To: BGS - Flag; Border Patrol - Swanton; Christine O'Neil - USPS; Federal Protective Service - Philadelphia Megacenter; Sue Ray; Tom Rizzo
Subject: Flags to be Lowered to Half Staff - Tuesday October 16, 2012 - Arlen J. Specter
Importance: High


Date Issued:  October 15, 2012





Flags to be Lowered to Half Staff



Per Federal Code P.L. 94-344 and Presidential Proclamation


Where the flags will be lowered:

The Vermont State House, all Federal and State Facilities around the state and public buildings and grounds around the state.


Which flags will be lowered:

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


Date the flags are to be lowered:

At sunrise on Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Date the flags are to return to full staff:

At sunset on Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Reason to lower flag(s):


As a mark of respect for the memory of Arlen J. Specter, United States Senator, President Obama has ordered the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds.



          *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.

When a U.S. Flag is to be lowered to half-staff, it must first be raised to full staff and then lowered to half-staff.






Notice sent by:         Wendy L. Cadorette

Office of the Commissioner

Buildings & General Services