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Though the flag should be flown on all days, both customary and special flag flying days are listed below:  


New Year’s Day | January 1

Inauguration Day | January 20 every 4 years

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day | third Monday in January

Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday | February 12

Presidents' Day (Washington’s Birthday) | third Monday in February

National Vietnam War Veterans Day | March 29

Easter Sunday | variable

V-E Day | May 8

Mother’s Day | second Sunday in May

Peace Officer’s Memorial Day | May 15 (half-staff all day)

Armed Forces Day | third Saturday in May

Memorial Day | last Monday in May (U.S. flag half-staff until noon)

Flag Week| June 13 - June 19

Flag Day | June 14

Father’s Day | third Sunday in June

Independence Day | July 4

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day | July 27

V-J Day | September 2

Labor Day | first Monday in September

Patriot Day | September 11 (half-staff all day)

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day | September 17

National POW/MIA Recognition Day| third Friday in September 

Gold Star Mother's Day| last Sunday in September

National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service Day | first Sunday in October

Columbus Day | second Monday in October

National Indigenous Peoples' Day | second Monday in October

Navy Day | October 27

Election Day | Tuesday after first Monday in November

Marine Corps Day | November 10

Veterans Day | November 11

Thanksgiving Day | fourth Thursday in November

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day | December 7 (half-staff all day)

Christmas Day | December 25
--and other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States

--the birthdays of States (date of admission)

--State holidays

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