The American Legion is offering veterans and the public the opportunity to receive text alerts when the president declares flags to be lowered to half-staff. To receive these text alerts, simply text the word flag to 35893. You will receive a confirmation text within a few minutes. The service is free but message and data rates may apply. Also, the American Legion distributes an e-newsletter when a flag proclamation is issued by the president. To sign up for the free e-newsletter, visit the American Legion website.
For more on the U.S. flag, including flag etiquette and history, visit the Military.com Flag Day page.