American Legion Offers Text Alerts When Flag Is To Be At Half-Staff


Are you flying a flag at your home or business? Do you want to ensure you are following proper protocol when the flag is ordered to fly at half-staff.

The American Legion can send you text alerts when the president declares flags to be lowered to half-staff.

To receive these text alerts, simply text the word "flag" to 534466. You will receive a confirmation text within a few minutes.

The service is free but message and data rates may apply.

Additionally, the Legion distributes an e-newsletter when a flag proclamation is issued by the president. To sign up for the free e-newsletter, go to

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