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Raise the flag briskly to the top of the pole. Pause for just a second, then slowly lower the flag until it is in the center of the pole (literally half staff).

Lowering the flag from half staff is the exact opposite. Raise the flag to full staff, pause for a second, then slowly lower the flag all the way.

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