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McDonald's Flag is Always at Half Mast Because They Don't Have Anyone Tall Enough To Put It at Full


Photo by Darrion Chen / The Daily Pennsylvanian

Keen-eyed passerbyers will note that the McDonald’s on Walnut and 40th always has its American flag at half mast. Symbolically, flags flying at half-mast usually signify some sort of grieving, so this begs the question, what is McDonald’s constantly grieving about?

The answer is quite simple. None of their employees are tall enough to put the flag at full mast. That pole is like 20ft tall. Unfortunately, the Walnut St. McDonald’s does not employ anyone that is 20ft tall. As a result, the store is forced to only fly their flag at half mast.