This has been something that’s been making me more and more confused. I also know it’s been in the news more and more because I think they’re beginning to lower the flag to half-staff more often.
I know there was a lot of commotion when they lowered the flag when Michael Jackson died. There was a HUGE amount of fighting and yelling at each other over it all over the Internet.
I remember people saying that the flag should only be lowered for military things or National things. Not “movie stars” or “every little thing” reasons.
Then I remember a family was killed here in Minnesota and all the flags were lowered the day of their funeral. I remembered thinking it was such a sad thing but it had nothing to do with anyone dying in a war or was it anything like 911.
Then Whitney Houston!!! Remember the hullabaloo over that? People were fighting all over the place. People were really mean about it too. Calling her a drug addict and I thought someone was going to shoot that governor.
What do you think? Just when do you feel our flag should be lowered? Does it bother you if it’s done for a star? For an accidental death of a family in your town? Fallen military only? Just what is your opinion? Do you think it should just be up to each state or do you think it should be federal only?