Flags across the United States are currently being flown at half-staff in honor of the late Senator Dianne Feinstein, who passed away on September 28, 2023

However, as of October 2, 2023, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has not issued an order for U.S. flags or the Florida flag to be flown at half-staff at state public buildings 

The tradition of flying the flag at half-staff began in the 17th century. It is a symbol of respect, mourning, distress, or, in some cases, a salute .

President Joe Biden has directed flags across the country to be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein until sunset on the day of Feinstein’s internment