When do flags fly at half-staff (or half-mast)?

The national flag flew at half-staff from Feb. 13 to 20 in remembrance of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Photo by Gabe Lefferts

During a recent visit to Kent Town Hall, this reporter asked Town Clerk Darlene Brady why the flag outside was flying at half-staff. She referred the reporter to the town’s website at www.townofkentct.org, where there is a link called “flag update.”

It turned out the flag was flying at half-staff (or is it “half-mast?”) in honor of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Feb. 13. 

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