Re: NJ Govenor orders flag at half mast for Whitney Houston
Thats a bunch of garbage.......shes a great singer and that is all. 1/2 mast is reserved for the following according to the us flag code:
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. On Memorial Day, the flag
should be displayed at half-staff until noon only, then raised to the top of the
staff. 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
a state, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the
event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be
displayed at half-staff according to Presidential instructions or orders, or in
accordance with recognized customs or 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 or the death of a member of
the Armed Forces from 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, and the same authority is provided to
the Mayor of the District of Columbia with respect to present or former officials
of the District of Columbia and members of the Armed Forces from the District
of Columbia. When the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, or the
Mayor of the District of Columbia, issues a proclamation under the preceding
sentence that the National flag be flown at half-staff in that State, territory, or
possession or in the District of Columbia because of the death of a member of
the Armed Forces, the National flag flown at any Federal installation or facility
in the area covered by that proclamation shall be flown at half-staff consistent
with that proclamation. The flag shall be flown at half-staff thirty days from the
death of the President or a former President; ten days from the day of death of
the Vice-President, the Chief Justice or a retired Chief Justice of the United
States or the Speaker of the House of Representatives; from the day of death
until interment of an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, a Secretary of an
executive or military department, a former Vice-President, or the Governor of
a state, territory, or possession; and on the day of death and the following day
for a Member of Congress. The flag shall be flown at half-staff on Peace
Officers Memorial Day, unless that day is also Armed Forces Day.
I don't see anywhere in there where "public figures" or "entertainers" is even remotely considered for the honor of having a flag at 1/2 mast!
She was a great entertainer but not exactly a role model!!!!!
"Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone
beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."
Last edited by dbmg; Feb 15th, 2012 at 08:07 PM.