AVENBURY LAKES HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION
FLYING THE UNITED STATES FLAG
AT HALF STAFF POLICY
One (1) United States of America flag (not to exceed 3’x 5’) made of nylon, polyester or cotton is permitted to be displayed within the Lot on a pole attached to the front exterior of the home. The location must not interfere with the use of any walkways or obstruct the view of any driveways for motorists or pedestrians. The installation of a freestanding flag pole in the ground is prohibited. The national rules for displaying the flag shall be followed.
The Avenbury Lakes Homeowners Association and the Board of Directors values the service of our military personnel and first responders, especially those whose duty resulted in their ultimate sacrifice. To honor those who have served our country, the Board has adopted a policy that requires the Lodge’s American flag to be lowered to half staff every year on the following dates: Peace Officer’s Memorial Day on May 15th; Memorial Day the last Monday of May; Patriot Day on September 11th; the first Sunday of October remembering Fallen Fire Fighters, and Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 7th.
In addition, when the President of the United States requests that the flag be lowered to half staff to honor the passing of a past president of the United States or for a national tragedy (e.g., mass bombing, mass shooting) as determined by the President, the American flag at the lodge will be lowered to half staff.
The Avenbury Buildings and Grounds Committee will coordinate these responsibilities on the above five (5) remembrance days and will monitor the proclamations set forth by the President of the United States to lower the American Flag to half staff for the prescribed period of time and execute the order as set forth in above.
Board approved 3/10/16