are the only officials who may make such a declaration. And contrary to
what several writers have said, the flag may indeed be lowered to honor
foreigners. Specifically, to quote US Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Section
175 m: o7 "In the event of the death of other officials or foreign
dignitaries, the flag is to be displayed at half-staff according to
Presidential instructions or orders, or in accordance with recognized
customs or practices not inconsistent with law.f7 "
As far as I know, the copy I have of the flag code is complete, but if
any enlightened readers know of some law that specifically forbids a
mayor from declaring a flag to be lowered to half staff, or a law that
forbids the flag to be lowered as a remembrance to a genocide, they
should quote it word-for-word, as I have. Otherwise, they should forsake
this campaign to defame Mayor Gomez.
In my opinion, their actions have shown much more disrespect for the
flag than any action he has taken.