The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. THE FLAG CODE Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10 As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress Approved July 7, 1976 § 176. (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
@Waterloo Ford will fly our #Canadian flag at half mast today in honour of #JimFlaherty #cdnpoli
Flag at Supreme Court lowered at half-mast. Washington, D.C., Nov. 16. The flags in front of the United States Supreme Court were lowered to half-mast today out of respect to Associate Justice Pierce Butler, who died this morning at emergency hospital after a long illness