Sydney Harbour Bridge Australian flag half mast today

SOCIAL media has been buzzing with questions this morning about why the Australian flags are flying at half-mast on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress.   THE FLAG CODE  Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10  As amended by P.L. 344, 94th Congress  Approved July 7, 1976  § 176.   (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.

THE FLAG CODE Title U., Chapter 10 As amended by P. Congress Approved July 1976 § (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property!

Virginia flag flying at half mast today. Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs. #respect #cityoffallschurch #nova #realestate #realtor #mclean # #localrealtors - posted by Audreyshay https://www.instagram.com/audreyshay8 - See more Real Estate photos from Local Realtors at https://LocalRealtors.com

Virginia flag flying at half mast today. Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs. #respect #cityoffallschurch #nova #realestate #realtor #mclean # #localrealtors - posted by Audreyshay https://www.instagram.com/audreyshay8 - See more Real Estate photos from Local Realtors at https://LocalRealtors.com

@Waterloo Ford will fly our #Canadian flag at half mast today in honour of #JimFlaherty #cdnpoli

@Waterloo Ford will fly our #Canadian flag at half mast today in honour of #JimFlaherty #cdnpoli

Flags at half mast, London, Britain - 03 Jul 2015  The Union Flag above Buckingham Palace is flying at half mast today in memory of the 30 British tourists that died in the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia last week.  3 Jul 2015

Flags at half mast, London, Britain - 03 Jul 2015 The Union Flag above Buckingham Palace is flying at half mast today in memory of the 30 British tourists that died in the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia last week. 3 Jul 2015

Sailors aboard USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) and USS O'Kane (DDG 77) salute as the national ensign flies at half-mast aboard their ships today at Pearl Harbor. President Trump ordered the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff until sunset Friday in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Sailors aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Michael Murphy (DDG front, and USS O'Kane (DDG salute the national ensign, at half-mast, during morning colors.

At Fort Sam Houston today, flag half mast, much love to that fallen Brother #NeverForgotten

At Fort Sam Houston today, flag half mast, much love to that fallen Brother

Noooo!  RIP Mr. Spock ~ Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 - NYTimes.com

Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83

My sweet neighbor is a veteran and always displays his flag. Today it was at half mast.  Thank you sir.

My sweet neighbor is a veteran and always displays his flag. Today it was at half mast. Thank you sir.

NS Legislature flags at half mast today. #loveyoumoncton

NS Legislature flags at half mast today.

Flags at half mast, London, Britain - 03 Jul 2015  The Union Flag above Buckingham Palace is flying at half mast today in memory of the 30 British tourists that died in the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia last week.  3 Jul 2015

Flags at half mast, London, Britain - 03 Jul 2015 The Union Flag above Buckingham Palace is flying at half mast today in memory of the 30 British tourists that died in the terrorist attack in Sousse, Tunisia last week. 3 Jul 2015

Joann Walls Hanceville Flags Half-Mast This Week ... Services At 2:00 pm Today

Joann Walls Hanceville Flags Half-Mast This Week . Services At pm Today

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