Rules should be followed If you choose to fly the U.S. flag, you should abide by the established rules. We’ve had several instances where our president has declared that flags should be lowered to half staff. (Such as the) national holiday Memorial Day just past. (Doughnut Day didn’t qualify). I noticed the U.S. Post Office in Eau Claire did not lower its flag for the Texas school shooting. I asked at the counter, “How come?” The response was, “Not my job.