One minute video of a flag flying at half-mast in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania today
Corner of Baum Boulevard and Liberty Ave.
Remembering the eleven congregants who died at Tree of Life Synagogue.
Praying for those injured, that they may heal and recover.
Grateful to the brave men and women who responded, risking their lives to save others.
Hopeful this tragic event can somehow strengthen our community spirit and encourage us to be kind to all.
From Google search to see whether it should be half-staff or half-mast
“Half-mast or half-staff refers to a flag flying below the summit on a pole. In many countries this is seen as a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or, in some cases, a salute. … The tradition of flying the flag at half-mast began in the 17th century.”
I do remember the flag is raised to the top of the flag pole and then lowered down to half way. At then end of the day it is to be raised to the top of the pole again and then lowered. For more information about when and how to fly the flag
click U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs