No, it's not the end of the world if the Flag Code isn't followed in Stuy Town, but it is a sign of respect, however antiquated, if it is followed. I've been seeing the flags around Stuy Town up all night (not illuminated), including in inclement weather. There was a time, not that long ago, when they were taken down at sunset and raised at sunrise. What gives? The personnel aren't there any more? Money's tight? No one cares? What's the story?
This was a complex that was built, in part, for veterans, and the manager now is a former Marine. Let's pick up our game here.
Time and occasions for display
- (a) Display on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in open; night display It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and on stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.
- (b) Manner of hoisting The flag should be hoisted briskly and lowered ceremoniously.
- (c) Inclement weather The flag should not be displayed on days when the weather is inclement, except when an all weather flag is displayed.
UPDATE 1/26: The flags are now being taken down at dusk and raised at dawn.