October 2, 2014

Display, Hoisting, and Lowering the American Flag

Marine Biological Laboratory
Policy No. D.1.8

Initiated by:Facilities, Services and Projects Manager
Approved by:Director/CEO
Date:January 6, 1988
Revision: #1, September 23, 1996, Reconfirmed, March 28, 2005
Distribution:MBL Community

1.0Policy Statement:
The American Flag is to be displayed above the Lillie Laboratory each day that the weather and roof conditions allow. Unless notified by the Director’s Office to the contrary, flag ethics are to be those published in “Flags of the U.S.A.” by David Eggenberger. The applicable section is shown in Attachment A.

2.0MBL Exceptions:
Any and all exceptions shall be approved by the Director’s Office. Any and all exceptions, such as half mast displays, shall be communicated from the Director’s Office directly to Plant Operations and Maintenance for implementation. The Director’s Office will determine the appropriate length of time for half mast displays, etc.

2.1Flags will be lowered at half-mast at the MBL for the appropriate period of time whenever a member of the Corporation or a Trustee passes away.
2.2Flags will be lowered at half-mast for the appropriate period of time when a current staff member or long term former employee passes away.

3.0Policy Clarification and Updates:
Policy clarification and updates are available from the Facilities Office.