National Flag to be flown at Half-Mast on the day of the funeral service for President Moise

Port of Spain: The National Funeral for His Excellency Jovenel Moise, President of the Republic of Haiti will take place on Friday July 23, 2021.

As such, the Ministry of National Security is advising all state and non-state agencies and all Trinidad and Tobago diplomatic missions abroad that the National Flag of Trinidad and Tobago is to be flown at half-mast on the day of the National Funeral Service for His Excellency Jovenel Moise.

Members of the public are reminded that the National Flag should be flown at half-mast or half-staff by lowering the flag by its own depth from its normal position at the peak of the staff when the nation is in mourning.

At half-mast, the flag is first hoisted to the top of the staff for an instant, and then lowered to the half-mast position. Before lowering the flag down for the day the flag is again raised to the top of the staff.

Other flags on the same stand of poles should also be at half-mast or should not be flown at all when the National Flag is at half-mast. Flags of foreign nations should not be flown at half mast, unless their country is also observing the period of mourning.

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