Hmmm… Not sure what the protocol is for this situation on American soil, but I think this might be wrong.
I believe the display is proper flag etiquette. The US flag is at half-staff because of the President’s order, the only person who can issue half-staff orders for our national flag, and the Governor’s order for that State’s flag.
The Canadian flag should be flown as directed by Canadian authorities, which has not issued half-staff orders for the Las Vegas massacre.
Indeed… IAW the US Army’s “Guide to Protocol and Etiquette for Official Entertainment”:
Flags of other nations – When flags of two or more nations are displayed, they are to be flown from separate staffs of the same height. The flags should be of approximate equal size. International usage forbids the display of the flag of one nation above that of another nation in time of peace (4 USCS 7 (2000)). The exception to this is when the President directs that the flag of the United States be flown at half-staff. In this instance the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff whether or not the flag of another nation is flown at full staff alongside the United States flag.
Thanks for the clarification! Been here all my life, a veteran, and responsible for our (single) flagpole at the many several fire stations I’ve worked at over the las 42 years.
I just found out 4 years ago the the POW/MIA flag is to be flown above the State Flag on a single jackstaff!
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