It may seem like the U.S. flags around Illinois have been at half-staff every few days because of the Illinois Flag Display Act.

Governor JB Pritzker ordered all flags be lowered in honor of fallen DeKalb County Sheriff Christina Musil about a month ago, and again for Peace Officers Day on May 15, and beginning Wednesday (5/22) they are at half-staff for a fallen firefighter.

Flags Will Again Be Lowered This Memorial Day

According to a press release from the Department of Central Management Services, Governor Pritzker is having all flags fly half-staff in honor of Memorial Day.

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United States flags and the State flags at all buildings in Illinois should fly half-staff on Memorial Day Monday (5/27) from sunrise until Noon.

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I am not sure why U.S. flags are only at half-staff until noon today and not through sunset like it normally is when flags are lowered.

What's the difference between half-staff and half-mast?

According to, the term half-staff is used when lowering the flag over land, and while they've been used interchangeably, half-mast is more commonly used when lowering the flag at sea.

You can find out when the flag is lowered to half-staff nationally on Twitter by clicking HERE.

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