Northfield Township Tim Rueckert
ROAD DISTRICT Highway Commissioner

U.S. Flag Etiquette Policy

PURPOSE

It is the policy of the Northfield Township Road District toU.S. Flag display and fly flags in accordance with Federal regulations, historic guidelines and special proclamations issued by the President, Governor, Township Supervisor and Highway Commissioner.

PROCEDURE

It is the custom to display the U.S. flag (Flag) from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open. When flown at night, the Flag must have a spot light on it. For practical reasons, Northfield Township Road Districts’ Flag is flown around the clock.

Half-Staff Display Guidelines:

On Memorial Day, May 30th, the Flag must be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon, and then hoisted to the peak of the staff.

The Flag must be flown at half-staff on the death of any person listed below.

President or former President 30 days from date of death
Vice President 10 days from date of death
U.S. Chief Justice 10 days from date of death
Retired Chief Justice 10 days from date of death
Speaker of the House 10 days from date of death
Associate Justice of Supreme Court Date of death until internment
Cabinet Member Date of death until internment
Former Vice President Date of death until internment
President Pro Tem of Senate Date of death until internment
Majority Leader of House Date of death until internment
Minority Leader of House Date of death until internment
U.S. Senator - Illinois Date of death and following day
U.S. Representative - Illinois Date of death and following day
Governor of Illinois Date of death and following day
Foreign dignitary As ordered by the President
*Prominent local citizen(s) Date of death until funeral
*Township Employee Date of death until funeral
*Other situations Date of death until funeral

 

*As ordered by the Northfield Township Highway Commissioner or Supervisor.

Other Flag Information:

Frayed/damaged Flags should not be flown. They should be neatly hemmed or destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Or, the frayed/damaged Flags can be dropped off at the Northfield Township Road District for proper disposal.