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  • [Question] Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

    I'm just curious if they lowered the flag or did anything.
    I'm literally a born Disney fan! I was born at Providence St. Joseph Med Center right across the street from Disney Studios in Burbank. The same hospital where Walt died.


    By the way my shirt in the pic says "I like big sharks and I cannot lie"

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    Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

    Unfortunately lowering the flag because of this is improper flag etiquette. I'm curious whether they did anything.
    DisneyTwins
    Since May 2003

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    • #3
      Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

      Had I not had school, then I would tell you. Darn! But then again going to school helps me to possibly become an imagineer.

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      • #4
        Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

        On a Disneyland Twitter, it said they lowered the flag to half staff

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        • #5
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          Flags will remain at half mast at all Disney Resorts and the Studio for the rest of the week

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          • #6
            Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

            They lowered the flags at the Studios today.

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              Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

              Originally posted by Disneytwins View Post
              Unfortunately lowering the flag because of this is improper flag etiquette. I'm curious whether they did anything.
              Why is lowering the flag to half mast improper when someone passes?
              --Leslie ~See my photos on FLICKR ~

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                Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                "Only the president of the United States or the governor of the state may order the flag to be at half-staff to honor the death of a national or state figure. Unfortunately, many city, business and organization leaders are half-staffing the flag upon the death of an employee or member. Instead, it is suggested to half-staff (if on a separate pole) the city, business or organizational flag."

                I know that it is Not Illegal to do this.
                When to fly the flag at half mast

                I believe Annin & Co. (The manufacturer of American Flags) Has it on their website. I'll post a link if its there.
                DisneyTwins
                Since May 2003

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                • #9
                  Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                  Originally posted by leslie_537 View Post
                  Why is lowering the flag to half mast improper when someone passes?
                  The flag of the United States and State flags have very specific guidelines, dictated by the National Flag Code as to when and for whom National and State flags can legally be flown at half mast.

                  FLYING THE FLAG AT HALF-STAFF: The pertinent section of the Flag Code says, "by order of the President, the flag shall be flown at half-staff upon the death of principal figures of the United States Government and the Governor of a State, territory, or possession, as a mark of respect to their memory. In the event of the death of other officials or foreign dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to Presidential orders, or in accordance with recognized customs or practices not inconsistent with law.

                  In the event of the death a present or former official of the government of any State, territory, or possession of the United States, the Governor of that state, territory, or possession may proclaim that the National flag shall be flown at half-staff." The code also includes other related details including the specific length of time during which the flag should be displayed at half-staff, in the event of the death of a "principal figure"(e.g., 30 days for the death of a sitting or former President, 10 days for the death of a sitting Vice-President,etc.).
                  Source:USFlag.org: A website dedicated to the Flag of the United States of America - Flag Etiquette

                  Also,

                  When is it permitted to half-staff the U.S. flag?

                  Only the president of the United States or the governor of the state may order the flag to be at half-staff to honor the death of a national or state figure. Unfortunately, many city, business and organization leaders are half-staffing the flag upon the death of an employee or member. Instead, it is suggested to half-staff (if on a separate pole) the city, business or organizational flag. The federal flag code does not prohibit this type of half-staffing.
                  Source:When to fly the flag at half mast

                  So they cannot legally fly the flag of the United States of America for Roy's passing. However in a press release from Bob Iger he states that:

                  For the next week we will be flying the Disney flag at half mast here at the Studio and at our parks, and I know you join me in sending thoughts and prayers to Roy's wife, Leslie, his four children, and his 16 grandchildren...
                  So they can fly a business specific flag at half staff in his honor/remembrance, but legally they cannot fly Old Glory at half staff.




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                    Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                    "The only authorities who can direct that the U.S. ensign be flown at half-mast are the President and the governor of a state, territory or possession. The duration varies from a day or so up to 30 days, determined by the deceased person's position. It is not correct for a yacht club commodore, or official of a similar organization, to order the U.S. ensign to be flown at half-mast to honor a deceased member -- only the burgee or organization flag may be half-masted."

                    -Annin & Co.

                    Marine International Code Flags

                    I don't believe it's Illegal to mishang the flag, but it sure isn't proper. legally is a loose term.
                    Last edited by Disneytwins; 12-16-2009, 07:14 PM.
                    DisneyTwins
                    Since May 2003

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                    • #11
                      Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                      The American flag is only lowered to half mast on certain national holidays, when a major governmental leader passes, or when ordered by the President or Governor.

                      That's the proper way to do it, according to USC 36.10.

                      And wow... looks like several people hopped on that answer quick like!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                        I didn't know that, I thought it was something that could be done locally when someone dies. We had a Police Officer die off duty in a car accident and they flew their flags at half mast so I just assumed they could.
                        --Leslie ~See my photos on FLICKR ~

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                        • #13
                          Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                          Thats pretty much why it's not strictly enforced. Many towns and organizations don't know.
                          DisneyTwins
                          Since May 2003

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                            my appreciation to Bob Iger for this small gesture of respect for Roy Disney.


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                              Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                              Originally posted by Disneytwins View Post

                              I don't believe it's Illegal to mishang the flag, but it sure isn't proper. legally is a loose term.
                              Technically the US Flag Code is Federal law in regards to proper use of the flag. However, violations are seldom if ever actually punished. From Wiki:

                              Source:United States Flag Code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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                              Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
                              all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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                              • #16
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                                R.i.p

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                                  Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                                  Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
                                  Technically the US Flag Code is Federal law in regards to proper use of the flag. However, violations are seldom if ever actually punished. From Wiki:



                                  Source:United States Flag Code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                                  Interesting... I learned something new today!

                                  It's surprising to see that it is illegal but they fail to say what type of punishment there is if they do fail to follow these guidelines.
                                  DisneyTwins
                                  Since May 2003

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                                    Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                                    Originally posted by penguinsoda View Post
                                    So they cannot legally fly the flag of the United States of America for Roy's passing.
                                    It is a perfectly legal and proper way to use the flag.

                                    Honoring Deceased Citizens with the Flag

                                    In additional to the traditional half-staff salutes when proclaimed by the President, the Flag Code mentions the use of our Flag for honoring citizens who have died, especially government officials and prominent citizens. However, the Flag Code does not exclude any citizen, whether they belong to an organization or not, whether they are recognized very locally or regionally. Examples of deceased citizens that might be honored with by lowering the Flag to half-staff include local religious leaders, youth leaders, honored teachers or sports coaches, local politicians, or a local hero. There need be no authorization from the government for the private sector (non-government) to use the Flag to honor any citizen. It is important to note that the Flag Code is a code, not a Law, it is intended to provide guidance and is not obligatory. It carries no civil or criminal penalties for "misuse" of the Flag. Individual are not acting illegally when using the Flag according to their own usage. Only on government / public building is the flag code required to be followed.
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                                      Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                                      Originally posted by Semiquaver View Post
                                      It is a perfectly legal and proper way to use the flag.
                                      Ah now I've learned something. Thats the same site I quoted, but I didn't read that far down. This is probably why they don't enforce the "rules" of the flag code. To many exceptions and not always clear cut exactly what the rules actually are.




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                                      Originally posted by AGhostFromThePast
                                      all you need to know about the mommy stick is.. out of all the bad things that could happen to you... it's right between wetting yourself and death.

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                                        Re: Anything happen at the parks today when Roy Disney died?

                                        [QUOTE=(Pardon my language, but screw the official rules.)[/QUOTE]
                                        No offense! It needed to be said my friend.

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