3. So here's a flag issue I've been hung up about.
In my small town, it is not unusual to see the flag at the police/fire station and town hall flown at half mast when a local notable dies. Everything I can find on the subject of flying the flag at half mast is that can only be called for by the President of the US.
I am bothered by this because locals are dying all the time and who is to say one local deserves the honer while another does not. Say a local member of the volunteer fire department dies...flag goes to half mast. A former member of the Planning board that the current selectmen despise dies....flag stays up.
I'm about to call the town on this, but wonder what you think?