For crying out loud. This kind of wishy-washy bureaucracy is so infuriating. Who can tell whom to lower a flag, or not; or how many times in any given time period it's allowed, or forbidden??? Let them honor their dead, people. It's so sad, as it is, without there being stupid semantics blabbered all around.
I despise how everytime there is a particular tragedy or crisis, some type of political rhetoric inevitably factors in, and takes away from the levity of the situation. Can't there just for once be a time for human emotion, without some technical issue coming to the forefront? Leave us to our love and hate, joy and pain, happiness and sorrow, fear and bravery. Sometimes, rules are just rules, and they can always be broken.