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Lowering The Flag
FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2003 file photo, an American flag, along the base of the Washington Monument, flies at half-staff in memorial of those who died aboard space shuttle Columbia, in Washington. Lowering the flag for fallen astronauts is standard practice, as it would be for a war hero or politician but the list of those honored has grown to entertainers, sports heroes and even police dogs. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, file)

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Lowering The Flag
FILE - In this June 13, 2016 file photo, flags fly at half-staff around the Washington Monument at daybreak in Washington, by order of President Obama, the day after more than four dozen people were killed in the Orlando, Fla., nightclub shootings. As the nation marks Independence Day on Monday, lowering the flag remains a visible, immediate way to pay tribute in hours of tragedy, but flag buffs have noted that the honor has been extended more widely over time, and they and other Americans have questioned whether the country has lowered the bar on the lowering the flag. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

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FILE- In this April 20, 1995 file photo, the American flag flies alone and at half-staff in New York's Rockefeller Plaza, honoring those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing. Lowering flags to honor numerous victims of terrorism or disasters is common practice but the category list of those receiving the honor continues to grow. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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Lowering the Flag Honorees
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2015 file photo, the American flag flies at half-staff in front of Muldrow High School in Muldrow, Okla., to honor Master Sgt. Joshua L. Wheeler, who graduated with the class of 1994, and was identified as the first American soldier to die in combat against Islamic State militants in Iraq. Nearly 90 percent of days last year, one or more states were flying the American flag at half-staff to memorialize the deaths of military members, public officials, police, first responders, prominent citizens and victims of mass killings and disasters, The Associated Press found in analyzing information from all 50 states and the federal government. (AP Photo/Justin Juozapavicius, File)

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Lowering The Flag Honorees
FILE- In this July 21, 2015 file photo, the American flag is lowered to half-staff above the White House in Washington to honor the five U.S. service members who were killed by a gunman in Chattanooga, Tenn. the week before. Nearly every day somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes is flying low, ordered to half-staff in one of the most significant gestures of mourning and respect. An Associated Press analysis of proclamations from 50 state governors and the federal government found flags were ordered lowered at least someplace 325 days out of 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

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FILE- In this Aug. 31, 2012 file photo, an American flag flies at half-staff in honor of the passing of the first person to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, in front of the rising moon at a baseball park in Richmond, Va. Nearly every day somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes fly low, ordered to half-staff in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect. (Dean Hoffmeyer/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP, File)

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Lowering The Flag
FILE- In this Dec. 3, 2015 file photo, workers lower the American flag above the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama ordered that flags be lowered at all government buildings to honor the victims of the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif. As the nation marks Independence Day on Monday, lowering the flag remains a visible, immediate way to pay tribute in hours of tragedy, as in San Bernardino or when more than four dozen people were killed last month at an Orlando gay nightclub. But flag buffs have noted that the honor has been extended more widely over time, and they and other Americans have questioned whether the country has lowered the bar on the lowering the flag. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

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The Albany Times Union

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FILE- In this Dec. 19, 2013 file photo, Trooper D. R. Borecki positions the American flag to half-staff in memory of Trooper David Cunniff at Troop G headquarters in Latham, N.Y., after Cunniff was killed in an accident on the New York State Thruway. It's common for law enforcement personnel who die in the line of duty to have flags lowered in their honor. (Skip Dickstein/The Albany Times Union via AP, File)

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FILE- In this July 12, 2011 file photo, the American flag flies at half staff in front of the the Ride of Steel roller coaster at Darien Lake Theme Park Resort, in Darien N.Y. Sgt. James Hackemer, a U.S. Army veteran who lost his legs while deployed in Iraq, died after being thrown from the 200-foot-tall roller coaster at the upstate theme park. Flying the flag at half-staff for someone killed in battle wouldn't be out of the ordinary in that person's home town. Hackemer was handicapped veteran and the fact that he died in the park didn't make the honor out of the ordinary. (AP Photo/David Duprey, File)

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FILE- In this Dec. 6, 2013 file photo, the flag above the White House in Washington flies at half-staff in honor of former South African President Nelson Mandela who died the previous day. Who gets honored, and when, can be controversial. Recent years saw tension over lowering flags nationwide for former Mandela, in New Jersey for the Grammy-winning Whitney Houston and for E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, and in Pennsylvania for Jo Paterno, the former Penn State football coach who died amid questions about what he knew of a molestation scandal. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, file)

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FILE- In this June 5, 2004 file photo, the American flag is at half-staff at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, a few hours after the announcement of the death of former President Ronald Reagan. Nearly every day somewhere in the country, the Stars and Stripes is flying low, ordered to half-staff in one of the most significant official gestures of mourning and respect. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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Lowering The Flag
FILE- In this Dec. 27, 2006 file photo, James and Jennifer Florence, of Petersburg, Va., stand over a steam grate as flags fly at half staff at the Washington Monument in honor of former President Gerald Ford who died the previous day, in Washington. Presidents, senators and war heroes traditionally have been honored by lowering the American flag, but the honor has been extended to entertainers and sports heroes as well. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

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Lowering the Flag Honorees
FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo, Aaron Bertone, 9, of Clifton, N.J., places a baseball at the feet of a statue of former New York Yankees hall of fame catcher Yogi Berra outside of the Yogi Berra Museum in Little Falls, N.J., after Berra died at the age of 90. Berra, was recognized in New Jersey, where Republican Gov. Chris Christie lowered flags to half-staff for a resident he described as a “national treasure,” as well as a World War II veteran. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

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Lowering The Flag
FILE- In this Feb. 12, 2012 file photo, an American flag flies at half-staff in front of the Whitney E. Houston Academy of Creative and Performing Arts in East Orange, N.J., to honor the performing artist Whitney Houston, who died the previous day. The honor once reserved for slain police officers, politicians and war heroes is more commonly extended to sports heroes and entertainers. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

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Lowering the Flag New York
FILE - In this May 7, 2015 file photo, heavily armed police officers stand near a sign during a wake in Bethpage, N.Y., for New York City police officer Brian Moore who was shot in the head while on duty. Flags were ordered to fly at half staff to honor Moore who was shot to death after he and his partner stopped a man suspected of carrying a handgun. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

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Lowering The Flag
FILE- In this Feb. 14, 2016 file photo, a U.S. flag flies at half-staff in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington after the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The U.S. Flag Code allows presidents and governors to lower flags for officials, military members and certain occasions, though some states have their own broader policies. And even as some states have moved to tighten their rules, others faced criticism for withholding the tribute. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

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Lowering the Flag New York
FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2015 file photo, state and American flags are lowered to half-staff at the Empire State Plaza in Albany, N.Y., in honor of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. Cuomo, 82, died just hours after his son Andrew began his second term as New York's current governor and ordered flags lowered for his father. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

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Lowering the Flag New York
FILE - In this Dec. 30, 2015 file photo, police officers line New York's Fifth Avenue for the funeral procession for Joseph Lemm, a soldier and New York City police detective who was killed in Afghanistan. Flags were ordered to fly at half-staff for Lemm, 45, who was one of six American servicemembers killed when a motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked their patrol outside Bagram Air Base. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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Lowering The Flag
FILE- In this Jan. 23, 2012 file photo, John Emigh, left, Darren Dixon, and Terrence Krumrine, back right, raise an American flag to half staff in honor of former Penn State head football coach Joe Paterno in front of Old Main on the Penn State campus in State College, Pa. Traditionally reserved for war heroes, politicians and police officers killed in the line of duty, the honor is beginning to be extended to sports hero and celebrities. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

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