Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War

To SUVCW Homepage

Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007

 

On June 29, President Bush signed HR 692 ENR "Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007." The legislation amended Title 4, United States Code, Chapter 1, Section 7, Subsection 7(m), to authorize the Governor of a State, territory, possession of the United States, or the Mayor of the District of Columbia to order that the National flag be flown at half-staff in that State, territory, possession, or in the District of Columbia in the event of the death of a member of the Armed Forces from that State, territory, possession, or in the District of Columbia who dies while serving on active duty.

Additionally the legislation specifies that when the Governor of a State, territory, possession, or the Mayor of the District of Columbia, issues a proclamation that the National flag be flown at half-staff in that State, territory, 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.

See http://thomas.loc.gov/home/gpoxmlc110/h692_ih.xml for more details



Return to SUVCW Home Page                Return to SUVCW Web Site Index

Comments to: SUVCW National Webmaster
Last Updated:  (KAP)
© 1995 - 2010, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
A Congressionally-Chartered Corporation