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SIZE AND DISPLAY

a. The national ensign will be displayed at all Marine

Corps posts and camps, in accordance with the appropriate

provisions of U.S. Navy Regulations. (See Annex D.)

b.

follows:

(1) The post flag, 10 feet on the hoist by 19 feet on

the fly will be displayed in pleasant weather, except

as provided in subparagraph (3) below. (Not authorized

to Marine Corps Reserve.)

(2) The storm flag, 5 feet on the hoist by 9 feet 6

inches on the fly will be displayed in inclement

weather.

( 3 ) The garrison flag (not authorized to the Marine

Corps Reserve) 20 feet on the hoist by 38 feet on the

fly, except during inclement weather and as noted below,

will be displayed on Sundays, and on the holidays

and other national occasions listed below:

National ensigns are authorized in three sizes, as

(a) New Year’s Day, 1 January

(b) Inauguration Day, 20 January every fourth

year

(c) Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, Birthday, third

Monday in January

(d) Lincoln’s Birthday, 12 February

(e) Washington’s Birthday, 22 February

(f) Easter Sunday (variable)

(g) Thomas Jefferson’s Birthday, 13 April

(h) Loyalty Day and Law Day, USA, 1 May

(i) Mother’s Day, second Sunday in May

(j) Armed Forces Day, third Saturday in May

(k) National Maritime Day, 22 May

(1) Memorial Day, last Monday in May

(m) Flag Day, 14 June

(n)

(o) Independence Day, 4 July

(p)

(q)

(r)

September

Father’s Day, third Sunday in June

National Aviation Day, 19 August

Labor Day, first Monday in September

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, 17

(s)

tember

(t)

(u) Veterans Day, 11 November

(v)

November

(w) Christmas Day, 25 December

(x) Important occasions as designated by

Presidential proclamation

(y) Celebration of a regional nature when

directed by the installation commander

The garrison flag will not be displayed from a mast

Gold Star Mother’s Day, last Sunday in Sep-

Columbus Day, second Monday in October

Thanksgiving Day, fourth Thursday in

c.

less than 65 feet in height.

d.

daily.

The ensign is hoisted at 0800 and lowered at sunset

2. HALF-MASTING

a. When the national ensign is displayed at half-mast

(see Annex E), it is first hoisted to the peak and then lowered

to the half-mast position. Before lowering, the ensign

is again raised to the peak.

b. All military posts in sight of each other display the

national ensign at half-mast upon the occasion of one doing

so. The same rule is observed toward all vessels of war.

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