New York State Funeral Directors Association

The American Flag is flown at half-staff on several days each year.

With one exception - Memorial Day - the American Flag is flown at half-staff from Sunrise until Sunset.

On Memorial Day, the American Flag is flown at half-staff from Surise until Noon.

Below are the standard half-staff days for 2019:

DATE DAY OF WEEK OCCASION
May 15 Wednesday Peace Officers Memorial Day
May 27 Monday Memorial Day (Half-Staff Until Noon)
September 11 Wednesday Patriot Day
October 6 Sunday Fallen Firefighters Memorial
December 7 Saturday Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day