Governor Tim Walz today directed all United States and Minnesota flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, September 25, to honor firefighters who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. This order occurs annually in honor of Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.
“We rely on our firefighters to respond quickly to emergencies and protect the people and property of Minnesota, and every firefighter deserves to come home at the end of every shift,” said Governor Walz. “On Sunday, we recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty in service of their communities.”
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in lowering their flags to honor Minnesota fallen firefighters and their families.