DID YOU NOTICE? Fly Flags at Half Staff on May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day A fitting tribute to the more than 18,000 law enforcement officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice throughout U.S.
history WASHINGTON, May 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Question: On what two days does federal law require American flags to be flown at half staff? Answer: Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day. This tribute to American law enforcement officers is part of the historic crime bill that President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1994. At the request of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), Public Law 103-322 designates Peace Officers Memorial Day as one of only two days each year during which government agencies, businesses and residents are to fly their U.S. flags at half staff.