Receive text alerts when U.S. flag is to be at half-staff

The American Legion is offering members, veterans and patriots 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.

Additionally, the Legion distributes an e-newsletter when a flag proclamation is issued by the president. To sign up for the free e-newsletter, go to