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May 27, 2024  - Half-Staff Alert - Entire United States

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 20, 2024

May 27, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Entire United States

President Biden will order all flags to half-staff from Sunrise until Noon on Monday, May 29, 2023 in honor of Memorial Day. His official proclamation will appear here when it is made avilable.
May 22, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Kansas

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 20, 2024

May 22, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Kansas

Today, in accordance with Executive Order #20-30, Governor Laura Kelly ordered flags throughout the State of Kansas to be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in honor …

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May 21, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New York

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 20, 2024

May 21, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today directed flags on State buildings to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on May 21 in honor of Staff Sergeant Benedicto Albizu Jr., a retired member of the New York State Pol …

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May 13-18, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New York

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 18, 2024

May 13-18, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New York

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced flags on state buildings will be flown at half-staff starting at sunrise on May 13 through interment in honor of New York State Thruway Authority employee Vincent …

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May 18, 2024 - POW/MIA Flag Alert - Virginia

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 17, 2024

May 18, 2024 - POW/MIA Flag Alert - Virginia

This is an order to display the flag of the Commonwealth of Virginia at full staff on public buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia as part of Armed Forces Day on May 18, 2024. Pur …

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May 16, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New Mexico

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 16, 2024

May 16, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New Mexico

Governor Grisham ordered U.S. and New Mexico flags to half-staff May 16, 2024 to honor Jicarilla Apache Nation President Edward Velarde.Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday issued a statement followi …

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May 22-24, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Illinois

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 16, 2024

May 22-24, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Illinois

The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in h …

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May 15, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New Jersey

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 14, 2024

May 15, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New Jersey

Governor Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 358, ordering the flag of the United States of America and the flag of New Jersey shall be flown at half-staff at all State departments, offices, agencie …

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May 10-18, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Iowa

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 14, 2024

May 10-18, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Iowa

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff beginning at sunrise on Friday, May 10 for Iowa’s Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony, until sunset on Saturday, May 18 for the dura …

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May 14, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Wisconsin

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 14, 2024

May 14, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #224, ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Tues., May 14, 2024, in honor of Hmong-Lao Veterans D …

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May 13, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - California

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 13, 2024

May 13, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - California

Governor Gavin Newsom today issued the following statement regarding the death of San Quentin Rehabilitation Center Correctional Officer Frank Salas:“As we remember Correctional Officer Frank Salas fo …

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May 6-13, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Utah

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 07, 2024

May 6-13, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Utah

Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox has issued an order for the flags of the United States of America and the great state of Utah to be flown at half-staff on all state facilities in recognition of the passing o …

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May 9, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Kansas

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 06, 2024

May 9, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Kansas

Today, in accordance with Executive Order #20-30, Governor Laura Kelly directed flags be flown at half-staff across the state from sunup until sundown on Thursday, May 9, 2024, in honor of former Kans …

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May 6, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Arizona

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 06, 2024

May 6, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Arizona

Governor Katie Hobbs ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday, May 6, in honor of Arizona Peace Officers Memorial Day.Governor Hobbs issued the follo …

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May 4, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Missouri

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 03, 2024

May 4, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Missouri

Today, Governor Mike Parson ordered U.S. and Missouri flags to be flown at half-staff at all government buildings in Missouri from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, May 4, 2024, as a mark of respect for …

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May 3, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Arizona

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 02, 2024

May 3, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Arizona

Governor Katie Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 3, 2024, in honor and respect of Yuma City Councilman Gary Knight, who p …

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May 2, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Alabama

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 01, 2024

May 2, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Alabama

Governor Ivey ordered flags on the grounds of the State Capitol Complex and in Mobile County to half-staff May 2, 2024 to honor former State Representative, Major General Jerome Gary Co …

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May 3, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Maryland

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on May 01, 2024

May 3, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Maryland

This is to advise that Governor Wes Moore ordered the Maryland Flag lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset, Friday, May 3, 2024, for Fallen Heroes Day. This day honors Maryland police, firefi …

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May 3, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Massachusetts

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 30, 2024

May 3, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Massachusetts

Please be advised that in honor and remembrance of Billerica Police Officer, Sgt. Ian Taylor, who was killed in the line of duty on April 26, 2024, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey, has ordered tha …

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May 1-2, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New Jersey

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 30, 2024

May 1-2, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 357, ordering U.S. and New Jersey flags to fly at half-staff on Wednesday, May 1, and Thursday, May 2, when services will be held to remember and …

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April 29, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - California

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 29, 2024

April 29, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - California

Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Jonathan Stewart:“Deputy Stewart’s service to the people of Los Angeles will …

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April 30, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Florida

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 29, 2024

April 30, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Florida

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, Pasco County Commissioner Gary Bradford passed away at the age of 65 after a hard-fought battle with leukemia. He leaves behind his loving wife Debbie, his son Daniel, and h …

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April 29, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Florida

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 25, 2024

April 29, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Florida

On April 8, 2024, Bill Gunter passed away at the age of 89. Gunter served in the Florida Senate, the U.S. Congress, and the Florida Cabinet as Insurance Commissioner, State Treasurer, and Fire Marshal …

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April 23-30, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Ohio

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 25, 2024

April 23-30, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Ohio

In honor of the life and service of former ODOT Director Jerry Wray, Governor Mike DeWine has ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Ohio to be flown at half-staff upon all Ohio Depar …

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April 21-30, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Idaho

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 25, 2024

April 21-30, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Idaho

Governor Brad Little ordered U.S. flags and State of Idaho flags to be lowered to half-staff to honor Ada County Deputy Tobin Bolter who was shot and killed in the line of duty.Flags shall be flown at …

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April 23, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - California

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 23, 2024

April 23, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - California

Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement regarding the death of Oakland Police Officer Jordan Wingate, who succumbed to injuries he sustained in 2018:“Jennifer and I are saddened by the lo …

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April 18-26, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Florida

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 22, 2024

April 18-26, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Florida

Late in the evening of April 16, 2024, surrounded by his family and wife of sixty-five years, Adele, former Governor Bob Graham passed away at the age of 87.A graduate of the University of Florida and …

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April 21, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - California

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 22, 2024

April 21, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - California

Governor Gavin Newsom issued the following statement regarding the death of Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Alfredo “Freddy” Flores.“Jennifer and I join the Los Angeles community in grieving the profound …

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April 21, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Indiana

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 21, 2024

April 21, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Indiana

Governor Holcomb has ordered U.S. & Indiana flags in Clark, Jefferson and Johnson Counties to half-staff in Hendricks and Putnam counties April 21, 2024 to honor Hendricks County Sherif …

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April 20, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Maryland

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 19, 2024

April 20, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Maryland

Governor Wes Moore today announced that the U.S. flag and the Maryland flag will be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, April 20 for all state and federal buildings within Maryla …

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April 20, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Kentucky

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 19, 2024

April 20, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Kentucky

Gov. Andy Beshear has ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset Saturday, April 20, in honor of a Winchester police officer who suffered a medical emergen …

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April 19, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Oklahoma

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 19, 2024

April 19, 2024 - Half Staff Alert - Oklahoma

Governor Stitt ordered U.S. & Oklahoma flags to half-staff on state properties in remembrance of the 29th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing
April 19, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Maine

Posted by Half-Staff Alerts Staff on Apr 18, 2024

April 19, 2024 - Half-Staff Alert - Maine

Funeral Services for Former Governor will be held tomorrow in Portland.Governor Janet Mills has ordered that the United States and State of Maine flags be lowered to half-staff statewide tomorrow, Fri …

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