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Posted on: February 13, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Garrison Flag will Fly February 17 for Presidents' Day

A photo of veterans saluting the City of Las Cruces garrison flag as it is being raised at Veterans

The City of Las Cruces’ garrison flag will fly from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at Veterans Memorial Park, on Roadrunner Parkway, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

Volunteers are welcome to help local military veterans raise and lower the flag. Volunteers should arrive at Veterans Memorial Park about 15 minutes before the flag is to be raised or lowered. Veterans will advise volunteers how they can help.

Youth groups and school organizations are especially invited to help veterans with the garrison flag. The garrison flag, which measures 12 feet by 20 feet, is flown on an 80-foot poll and flies on U.S. holidays and for special designated occasions and events.

Already in 2020 the garrison flag was flown on January 1, for New Year’s Day, and on January 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Remaining dates the garrison flag will fly this year include:

February 17             Presidents’ Day.

March 28                   Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home.

April 12                     Easter Sunday.

May 10                       Mother’s Day.

May 15                       Peace Officers Memorial Day.

May 16                       Armed Forces Day.

May 25                       Memorial Day (The garrison flag will fly at half-staff until noon).

June 14                     Flag Day.

June 21                     Father’s Day.

July 4                         Fourth of July/Independence Day.

July 27                      Korean War Veterans Armistice Day.

August 7                   Purple Heart Day.

September 7            Labor Day.

September 11          Patriot Day (The garrison flag will fly at half-staff).

September 17          Constitution/Citizenship Day.

October 4                 Fire Fighters Memorial Day (Garrison flag will fly at half-staff).

October 12               Columbus Day.

November 11           Veteran’s Day.

November 26           Thanksgiving Day.

December 7             Pearl Harbor Day (The garrison flag will fly at half-staff).

December 25           Christmas Day.

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