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September 9, 2014

In accordance with state law, Sec. 9.134 RSMo., the United States flag and the Missouri state flag shall be flown at half-staff on all government buildings statewide on Thursday, September 11, 2014, from sunrise until sunset in honor of the individuals who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. 

June 13, 2014 By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Monday, June 16, 2014, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Matthew H. Walker who died while serving his country.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jefferson County only, from sunrise Tuesday, June 17, until sunset on Sunday, June 22, in memory of Specialist Matthew H. Walker.
May 23, 2014 By order of the President of the United States, in accordance with Section 6 of the U. S. Flag Code, all flags at all State facilities are to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 26, 2014 until noon that same day in recognition of Memorial Day.

For locations that display illuminated flags that remain up at all times, these flags need to be lowered to half-staff for the morning of May 26, 2014 and returned to full staff at noon that same day.  For flag locations at which the flags are not illuminated or for other reasons are raised and lowered each day, the flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position, and returned to full staff at noon.
May 14, 2014 In accordance with Missouri State Statute 9.120, all flags at State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the sacrifices of the federal, state, county and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.
May 14, 2014 By order of the Governor, with the interment of former Governor Joseph Teasdale having now occurred, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices, statewide, shall be raised to full-staff, effective immediately.
May 8, 2014 By order of the Governor, due to the passing of former Governor Joseph Teasdale, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices, statewide, will be flown at half-staff, effective immediately and until sunset on the date of interment.
April 10, 2014 By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Saturday, April 12, 2014, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Sergeant Timothy Wayne Owens who died during the Fort Hood shootings.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Phelps County only, from sunrise Sunday April 13, until sunset on Friday, April 18, in memory of Sergeant Timothy Wayne Owens.
April 9, 2014 By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices, in Cole and St. Louis counties, will be flown at half-staff, effective immediately and until the date of internment, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Representative Rory Ellinger.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide on the date of internment.
February 25, 2014 By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri will be flown at half-staff at all State and government buildings in Boone County, on Thursday, February 27, 2014, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Lieutenant Bruce Britt, of the Columbia Fire Department who died on February 22, 2014 while serving the citizens of Columbia, Missouri.
December 23, 2013 By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Tuesday, December 24, 2013, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Joshua B. Silverman who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in the County of St. Louis only, from sunrise Wednesday, December 25 until sunset on Monday, December 30, 2013, in memory of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Silverman.
December 12, 2013 By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Saturday, December 14, 2013, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Staff Sergeant Eric William Summers who died while serving his country at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Butler County only, from sunrise Sunday, December 15, 2013, until sunset on Friday, December 20, 2013, in memory of Staff Sergeant Eric William Summers.
December 5, 2013

By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, effective immediately until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2013, as a mark of respect for the passing of former South African President, Nelson Mandela.

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release

December 05, 2013

Statement by the President on the Death of Nelson Mandela

James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

5:25 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT:  At his trial in 1964, Nelson Mandela closed his statement from the dock saying, “I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination.  I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities.  It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve.  But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”

And Nelson Mandela lived for that ideal, and he made it real.  He achieved more than could be expected of any man.  Today, he has gone home.  And we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this Earth.  He no longer belongs to us -- he belongs to the ages.

Through his fierce dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, Madiba transformed South Africa -- and moved all of us.  His journey from a prisoner to a President embodied the promise that human beings -- and countries -- can change for the better.  His commitment to transfer power and reconcile with those who jailed him set an example that all humanity should aspire to, whether in the lives of nations or our own personal lives.  And the fact that he did it all with grace and good humor, and an ability to acknowledge his own imperfections, only makes the man that much more remarkable.  As he once said, “I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

I am one of the countless millions who drew inspiration from Nelson Mandela's life.  My very first political action, the first thing I ever did that involved an issue or a policy or politics, was a protest against apartheid.  I studied his words and his writings.  The day that he was released from prison gave me a sense of what human beings can do when they’re guided by their hopes and not by their fears.  And like so many around the globe, I cannot fully imagine my own life without the example that Nelson Mandela set, and so long as I live I will do what I can to learn from him.

To Graça Machel and his family, Michelle and I extend our deepest sympathy and gratitude for sharing this extraordinary man with us.  His life’s work meant long days away from those who loved him the most.  And I only hope that the time spent with him these last few weeks brought peace and comfort to his family.

To the people of South Africa, we draw strength from the example of renewal, and reconciliation, and resilience that you made real.  A free South Africa at peace with itself -- that’s an example to the world, and that’s Madiba’s legacy to the nation he loved.

We will not likely see the likes of Nelson Mandela again.  So it falls to us as best we can to forward the example that he set:  to make decisions guided not by hate, but by love; to never discount the difference that one person can make; to strive for a future that is worthy of his sacrifice. 

For now, let us pause and give thanks for the fact that Nelson Mandela lived -- a man who took history in his hands, and bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice.  May God Bless his memory and keep him in peace.

December 4, 2013

In accordance with Missouri State Statutes, Section 9.110, flags at all state and government office buildings will be flown at half-staff on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from sunrise to sunset.  All agencies of this state and all political subdivisions of this state shall fly the flag of the United States at half-staff each December seventh in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

November 21, 2013

By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 22, 2013, in remembrance of President John F. Kennedy.

For Immediate Release                                      November 21, 2013

 

 

DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY

 

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

A PROCLAMATION

 

A half century ago, America mourned the loss of an extraordinary public servant. With broad vision and soaring but sober idealism, President John F. Kennedy had called a generation to service and summoned a Nation to greatness. Today, we honor his memory and celebrate his enduring imprint on American history.

 

In his 3 years as President of the United States, John F. Kennedy weathered some of the most perilous tests of the Cold War and led America to the cusp of a bright new age. His leadership through the Cuban Missile Crisis remains the standard for American diplomacy at its finest. In a divided Berlin, he delivered a stirring defense of freedom that would echo through the ages, yet he also knew that we must advance human rights here at home. During his final year in office, he proposed a civil rights bill that called for an end to segregation in America. And recognizing women's basic right to earn a living equal to their efforts, he signed the Equal Pay Act into law.

 

While President Kennedy's life was tragically cut short, his vision lives on in the generations he inspired -- volunteers who serve as ambassadors for peace in distant corners of the globe, scientists and engineers who reach for new heights in the face of impossible odds, innovators who set their sights on the new frontiers of our time. Today and in the decades to come, let us carry his legacy forward. Let us face today's tests by beckoning the spirit he embodied -- that fearless, resilient, uniquely American character that has always driven our Nation to defy the odds, write our own destiny, and make the world anew.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 22, 2013, as a Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. I call upon all Americans to honor his life and legacy with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. I also call upon Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on the Day of Remembrance for President John F. Kennedy. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

 

BARACK OBAMA

October 31, 2013

By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Monday, November 4, 2013 from sunrise until sunset as a mark of respect for Congressman Isaac “Ike” Newton Skelton IV.

October 29, 2013

By order of the President of the United States, effective immediately, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, until sunset on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, as a mark of respect for Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Thomas S. Foley

Presidential Proclamation -- Death of Thomas S. Foley, Former Speaker of the House of Representatives

DEATH OF THOMAS S. FOLEY

FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of Thomas S. Foley, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions on Tuesday, October 29, 2013. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff on that day at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

BARACK OBAMA

October 23, 2013

By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Saturday, October 26, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Sergeant Joseph M. Peters who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Greene County only, from sunrise Sunday, October 27, until sunset on Friday, November 1, in memory of Sergeant Joseph M. Peters. 

September 17, 2013

By order of the President of the United States, effective immediately, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, until sunset through Friday, September 20, 2013, in honor of the victims of the tragedy at the Washington Naval Yard. 

Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy at the Washington Navy Yard

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY AT THE WASHINGTON NAVY YARD

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on September 16, 2013, at the Washington Navy Yard, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, September 20, 2013. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.

September 9, 2013

In accordance with state law, Sec. 9.134 RSMo., the United States flag and the Missouri state flag shall be flown at half-staff on all government buildings statewide on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, from sunrise until sunset in honor of the individuals who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.

September 6, 2013

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Livingston County only, on Monday, September 9, 2013, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Assistant Fire Chief Joe Darr who died in the line of duty.

September 3, 2013

By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Thursday, September 5, 2013, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Private First Class Jonathon M.D. Hostetter who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Sullivan County only, from sunrise Thursday, September 5, until sunset on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 , in memory of Private First Class Jonathon M.D. Hostetter.

July 23, 2013 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff in Webster County only on Thursday, July 25, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Marshfield Fire Protection District Lieutenant Matthew Blankenship, who died in the line of duty.
May 24, 2013

By order of the President of the United States, in accordance with Section 6 of the U. S. Flag Code, all flags at all State facilities are to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 27, 2013 until noon that same day in recognition of Memorial Day.

For locations that display illuminated flags that remain up at all times, these flags need to be lowered to half-staff for the morning of May 27, 2013 and returned to full staff at noon that same day.  For flag locations at which the flags are not illuminated or for other reasons are raised and lowered each day, the flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position, and returned to full staff at noon.

Presidential Proclamation -- Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2013

PRAYER FOR PEACE, MEMORIAL DAY, 2013

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Since our Nation's earliest days, America has been blessed with an unbroken chain of patriots who have served our country with honor and distinction. From Concord to the Korengal, generations of brave warriors have fought for freedom across sand and snow, over mud and mountains, into lonely deserts and through crowded streets. Today, we pay tribute to those patriots who never came back -- who fought for a home to which they never returned, and died for a country whose gratitude they will always have.

Scripture teaches us that "greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." On Memorial Day, we remember those we have lost not only for what they fought for, but who they were: proud Americans, often far too young, guided by deep and abiding love for their families, for each other, and for this country. Our debt to them is one we can never fully repay. But we can honor their sacrifice and strive to be a Nation equal to their example. On this and every day, we must meet our obligations to families of the fallen; we must uphold our sacred trust with our veterans, our service members, and their loved ones.

Above all, we can honor those we have lost by living up to the ideals they died defending. It is our charge to preserve liberty, to advance justice, and to sow the seeds of peace. With courage and devotion worthy of the heroes we remember today, let us rededicate ourselves to those unending tasks, and prove once more that America's best days are still ahead. Let us pray the souls of those who died in war rest in eternal peace, and let us keep them and their families close in our hearts, now and forever.

In honor of all of our fallen service members, the Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 11, 1950, as amended (36 U.S.C. 116), has requested the President issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 106-579, has also designated 3:00 p.m. local time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe, in their own way, the National Moment of Remembrance.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 27, 2013, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.

I request the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels throughout the United States and in all areas under its jurisdiction and control. I also request the people of the United States to display the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon period.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

May 23, 2013

By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Saturday, May 25, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Sergeant First Class Trenton L. Rhea who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Clay County only, from sunrise Saturday, May 25, until sunset on Friday, May 31, in memory of Sergeant First Class Trenton L. Rhea. 

May 10, 2013

By order of the Governor, all flags of the United States and the flag of Missouri at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, on Saturday, May 11, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Specialist Charles P. McClure who died in the line of duty.

May 9, 2013

In accordance with Missouri State Statute 9.120, all flags at State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the sacrifices of the federal, state, county and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.

April 16, 2013

By order of the President of the United States, effective immediately, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, until sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013, in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Presidential Proclamation -- Honoring the victims of the tragedy in Boston, Massachusetts

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2013, in Boston, Massachusetts, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, April 20, 2013. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

April 10, 2013

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jackson and Lafayette Counties only, on Friday, April 12, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Assistant Chief Harold Hollingsworth  who died in the line of duty.

April 4, 2013

By order of the Governor, all flags will be flown at half-staff for one full day at all Department of Corrections locations statewide and at all State and government offices in Boone County only on Friday, April 5, 2013, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Thomas (Tom) Lynn Clements.

December 18, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, effective immediately, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset, in honor of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President pro tempore of the Senate.

 

Presidential Proclamation -- Death of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President pro tempore of the Senate

DEATH OF SENATOR DANIEL K. INOUYE,
PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE OF THE SENATE

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Daniel K. Inouye, President pro tempore of the Senate, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and consistent with President Nixon's Proclamation 3948, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on the day of his interment. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

December 18, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Washington County only, on Wednesday, December 19, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Deputy Sheriff Christopher Parsons who died in the line of duty.

December 17, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in the City of St. Louis only, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Firefighter Jeffery Hudson Sr. who died in the line of duty.

December 14, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, effective immediately, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset through Tuesday, December 18, 2012, in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.

 

 

Presidential Proclamation -- Honoring the Victims of the Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

 

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT

 

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

A PROCLAMATION

 

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, December 18, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

 

BARACK OBAMA

December 12, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Daviess County only, on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Fire Chief Eddy Wayne Meador who died in the line of duty.

December 5, 2012

In accordance with Missouri State Statutes, Section 9.110, flags at all state and government office buildings will be flown at half-staff on Friday, December 7, 2012, from sunrise to sunset. All agencies of this state and all political subdivisions of this state shall fly the flag of the United States at half-staff each December seventh in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

October 15, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset October 16, 2012 for the interment of Arlen Specter.

 

 

Presidential Proclamation -- Death of Arlen Specter

DEATH OF ARLEN SPECTER

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of Arlen Specter, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

September 28, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices in Jackson County only, will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Clifton J. Scott who died while serving the citizens of Missouri.

September 12, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, effective immediately, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset through Sunday, September 16, 2012, in honor of the victims of the attack in Benghazi, Libya.

 

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of John Christopher Stevens, United States Ambassador to Libya, and American personnel killed in the senseless attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, September 16, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

 

September 12, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 14, 2012, for the interment for Neil Armstrong. .

 

DEATH OF NEIL ARMSTRONG

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

 

BARACK OBAMA

September 10, 2012

In accordance with state law, Sec. 9.134 RSMo., the United States flag and the Missouri state flag shall be flown at half-staff on all government buildings statewide on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in honor of the individuals who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.

August 28, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, August 31, 2012, in honor of Neil Armstrong.

 

DEATH OF NEIL ARMSTRONG

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the memory of Neil Armstrong, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

 

BARACK OBAMA

August 6, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, effective immediately until sunset on Friday, August 10, 2012, in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE TRAGEDY IN OAK CREEK, WISCONSIN

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on August 5, 2012, in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, August 10, 2012. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

 

July 31, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Chief Petty Officer Sean Patrick Sullivan who died while serving his country in Oman.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Louis County only, from sunrise on Wednesday, August 1, 2012, until sunset on Tuesday, August 7, 2012, in memory of Chief Petty Officer Sean Patrick Sullivan.

July 23, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, effective immediately until sunset on Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in honor of the victims of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado.

July 18, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, July 21, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Sterling William Wyatt who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Boone County only, from sunrise on Saturday, July 21, 2012, until sunset on Friday, July 27, 2012, in memory of Specialist Sterling William Wyatt.

July 10, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Thursday, July 12, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant Robert J. Traxel who died while serving his country in Guatemala.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Franklin County only, from sunrise on Thursday, July 12, 2012, until sunset on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 in memory of Staff Sergeant Robert J. Traxel.

May 25, 2012

By order of the President of the United States, in accordance with Section 6 of the U. S. Flag Code, all flags at all State facilities are to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 28, 2012 until noon that same day in recognition of Memorial Day.

For locations that display illuminated flags that remain up at all times, these flags need to be lowered to half-staff for the morning of May 28, 2012 and returned to full staff at noon that same day. For flag locations at which the flags are not illuminated or for other reasons are raised and lowered each day, the flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position, and returned to full staff at noon.

May 24, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Friday, May 25, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Private First Class Richard Lewis McNulty III who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Phelps County only, from sunrise on Friday, May 25, 2012, until sunset on Sunday, May 27, 2012 and again from sunrise on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 to sunset on Friday, June 1, 2012 in memory of Private First Class Richard Lewis McNulty III.

May 10, 2012

In accordance with Missouri State Statute 9.120, all flags at State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the sacrifices of the federal, state, county and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.

April 13, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr. who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Franklin County only, from sunrise on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, until sunset on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 in memory of Specialist Jeffrey Lee White Jr..

April 12, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, April 14, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant Tyler James Smith who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Texas County only, from sunrise on Saturday, April 14, 2012, until sunset on Friday, April 20, 2012 in memory of Staff Sergeant Tyler James Smith.

February 3, 2012

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Charles and Lincoln Counties only, on Monday, February 6, 2012, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Firefighter Douglas D. "Doug"Haase, Sr. who died in the line of duty.

December 12, 2011 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Trooper Frederick "Fred" F. Guthrie Jr., who died in the line of duty on August 1, 2011, while serving the citizens of Missouri while on flood duty in Holt County.
December 07, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Francois County only, on Thursday, December 8, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Chief Jerry Hicks who died in the line of duty.

December 05, 2011

In accordance with Missouri State Statutes, Section 9.110, flags at all state and government office buildings will be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, December 7, 2011, from sunrise to sunset. All agencies of this state and all political subdivisions of this state shall fly the flag of the United States at half-staff each December seventh in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

November 23, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, November 26, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist James Roland Burnett, Jr. who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Wayne County only, from sunrise on Sunday, November 27, 2011, until sunset on Friday, December 02, 2011 in memory of Specialist James Roland Burnett, Jr..

November 11, 2011

By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at full-staff, from sunrise to sunset on Friday, November 11, 2011, in observance of Veteran’s day.

Presidential Proclamation -- Veterans Day, 2011

VETERANS DAY, 2011

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Today, our Nation comes together to honor our veterans and commemorate the legacy of profound service and sacrifice they have upheld in pursuit of a more perfect Union. Through their steadfast defense of America's ideals, our service members have ensured our country still stands strong, our founding principles still shine, and nations around the world know the blessings of freedom. As we offer our sincere appreciation and respect to our veterans, to their families, to those who are still in harm's way, and to those we have laid to rest, let us rededicate ourselves to serving them as well as they have served the United States of America.

Our men and women in uniform are bearers of a proud military tradition that has been dutifully passed forward -- from generation to generation -- for more than two centuries. In times of war and peace alike, our veterans have served with courage and distinction in the face of tremendous adversity, demonstrating an unfaltering commitment to America and our people. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the country they loved. The selflessness of our service members is unmatched, and they remind us that there are few things more fundamentally American than doing our utmost to make a difference in the lives of others.

Just as our veterans stood watch on freedom's frontier, so have they safeguarded the prosperity of our Nation in our neighborhoods, our businesses, and our homes. As teachers and engineers, doctors and parents, these patriots have made contributions to civilian life that serve as a testament to their dedication to the welfare of our country. We owe them a debt of honor, and it is our moral obligation to ensure they receive our support for as long as they live as proud veterans of the United States Armed Forces. This year, as our troops in Iraq complete their mission, we will honor them and all who serve by working tirelessly to give them the care, the benefits, and the opportunities they have earned.

On Veterans Day, we pay tribute to our veterans, to the fallen, and to their families. To honor their contributions to our Nation, let us strive with renewed determination to keep the promises we have made to all who have answered our country's call. As we fulfill our obligations to them, we keep faith with the patriots who have risked their lives to preserve our Union, and with the ideals of service and sacrifice upon which our Republic was founded.

With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service members have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation's veterans.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2011, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand eleven, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-sixth.

BARACK OBAMA

November 8, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Thursday, November 10, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of First Sergeant Billy Joe Siercks who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Benton County only, from sunrise on Saturday, November 12, 2011, until sunset on Thursday, November 17, in memory of First Sergeant Billy Joe Siercks.

September 29, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Boone County only, on Thursday, September 29, 2011, from sunrise until sunset as a mark of respect for the death of Dr. Edward H. Robb, Presiding Commissioner of Boone County.

September 9, 2011

In accordance with state law, Sec. 9.134 RSMo, the United States flag and the Missouri state flag shall be flown at half-staff on all government buildings statewide on Sunday, September 11, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in honor of the individuals who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.

 

If you do not have staff available on Sunday, September 11, 2011 to accommodate the lowering of flags, please ensure that all flags are removed prior to sunrise on September 11, 2011.

September 7, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Randolph County only, on Thursday, September 8, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Firefighter Henry “Jay” Branscum who died in the line of duty.

August 19 , 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Pemiscot County only on Saturday, August 20, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Police Officer Evan D. Burns who died in the line of duty, serving the citizens of Caruthersville.

August 18 , 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Friday, August 19, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan J. Nichols who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jackson County only, from sunrise on Friday, August 19, 2011, until sunset on Thursday, August 25, in memory of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan J. Nichols.

August 16 , 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Special Warfare Operator Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Matthew D. Mason who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Clay County only, from sunrise on Wednesday, August 17, 2011, until sunset on Tuesday, August 23, in memory of Chief Petty Officer Matthew D. Mason.

August 1 , 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Jordan House who died serving the citizens of Missouri while performing emergency duty service as a member of the Missouri National Guard.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jackson County only, from sunrise on Tuesday, August 2, 2011, until sunset on Monday, August 8, 2011, in memory of Specialist Jordan House.

June 29 , 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Thursday, June 30, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant Edward F. Dixon III who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jasper County only, from sunrise on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, until sunset on Sunday, July 10, 2011, in memory of Staff Sergeant Edward F. Dixon III.

June 24 , 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Platte County only, from Monday, June 27, 2011, until dusk on Sunday, July 3, 2011 in memory of Staff Sergeant Jeremy A. Katzenberger who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Monday, June 27, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant Jeremy A. Katzenberger.

June 17 , 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Ozark County only, from Monday, June 20, 2011, until dusk on Sunday, June 26, 2011 in memory of Private First Class Matthew Joseph England who died while serving his country in Iraq.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Monday, June 20, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Private First Class Matthew Joseph England.

June 7 , 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide on Wednesday, June 8, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in honor of Master Patrolman Jefferson “Jeff” Taylor who died in the line of duty, serving the citizens of Joplin.

May 27, 2011

By order of the President of the United States, in accordance with Section 6 of the U. S. Flag Code, all flags at all State facilities are to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 30, 2011 until noon that same day in recognition of Memorial Day.

For locations that display illuminated flags that remain up at all times, these flags need to be lowered to half-staff for the morning of May 30, 2011 and returned to full staff at noon that same day. For flag locations at which the flags are not illuminated or for other reasons are raised and lowered each day, the flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position, and returned to full staff at noon.

May 27, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide on Sunday, May 29, 2011, from sunrise until sunset as a show of solemn respect for the families and communities impacted by the Joplin tornado.

May 26, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Phelps County only, from Tuesday, May 31, 2011, until dusk on Monday, June 6, 2011 in memory of Specialist Bradley Louis Melton who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Tuesday, May 31, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Bradley Louis Melton.

May 11, 2011

In accordance with Missouri State Statute 9.120, all flags at State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide on Sunday, May 15, 2011 from sunrise to sunset to commemorate the sacrifices of the federal, state, county and municipal peace officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.

April 28, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Johnson County only, from Friday, April 29, 2011, until dusk on Thursday, May 5, 2011 in memory of Specialist Joseph B. Cemper who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Friday, April 29, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Joseph B. Cemper.

March 14, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, statewide from dawn to dusk on Tuesday March 15, 2011, in memory ofFirst World War Veteran, Frank W. Buckles.

March 10, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Barry County only, from Saturday, March 12, 2011, until dusk on Friday, March 18, 2011 in memory of Specialist Christopher G. Stark, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

 

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, March 12, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Christopher G. Stark.

March 2, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Harrison and Vernon counties only, from Wednesday March 2, 2011, until dusk on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 in memory of First World War Veteran, Frank W. Buckles.

 

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at the World War I Museum in Kansas City will be flown at half-staff from March 2, 2011 through March 8, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of First World War Veteran, Frank W. Buckles.

January 24, 2011 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in the counties of Maries and Pulaski only, from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, in memory of Captain Leslie Leonard Clark, who died in the line of duty.
January 14, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Webster County only, from Sunday, January 16, 2011, until dusk on Saturday, January 22, 2011 in memory of Sergeant First Class Robert Wayne Pharris, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Sunday, January 16, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant First Class Robert Wayne Pharris.

January 12, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jackson County only, from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, January 13, 2011, in memory of Firefighter Richard Paul, who died in the line of duty.

January 10, 2011

By order of the President of the United states, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, effective immediately, untilsunset on Friday, January 14, 2011, in honor of thevictims of the tragedy in Tucson, Arizona.

January 10, 2011

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Sainte Genevieve County only, from Monday, January 10, 2011, until dusk on Sunday, January 16, 2011, in memory of Sergeant Michael J. Beckerman, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Monday, January 10, 2011, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant Michael J. Beckerman.

December 6, 2010

In accordance with Missouri State Statutes, Section 9.110, flags at all state and government office buildings will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, from sunrise to sunset. All agencies of this state and all political subdivisions of this state shall fly the flag of the United States at half-staff each December seventh in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

November 22, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Cass County only, from Tuesday, November 23, 2010, until dusk on Monday, November 29, 2010, in memory of Corporal Jacob R. Carver, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Tuesday, November 23, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Corporal Jacob R. Carver.

November 10, 2010 By order of the President of the United States, the United States flag at all State and government offices will be flown at full-staff, from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, November 11, 2010, in observance of Veteran’s day.

Your office is responsible for distributing this information throughout your department for compliance with this order statewide on November 11, 2010. Following is the proclamation from the President.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A PROCLAMATION

On Veterans Day, we come together to pay tribute to the men and women who have worn the uniform of the United States Armed Forces. Americans across this land commemorate the patriots who have risked their lives to preserve the liberty of our Nation, the families who support them, and the heroes no longer with us. It is not our weapons or our technology that make us the most advanced military in the world; it is the unparalleled spirit, skill, and devotion of our troops. As we honor our veterans with ceremonies on this day, let our actions strengthen the bond between a Nation and her warriors.
In an unbroken line of valor stretching across more than two centuries, our veterans have charged into harm's way, sometimes making the ultimate sacrifice, to protect the freedoms that have blessed America. Whether Active Duty, Reserve, or National Guard, they are our Nation's finest citizens, and they have shown the heights to which Americans can rise when asked and inspired to do so. Our courageous troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the globe have earned their place alongside previous generations of great Americans, serving selflessly, tour after tour, in conflicts spanning nearly a decade.
Long after leaving the uniform behind, many veterans continue to serve our country as public servants and mentors, parents and community leaders. They have added proud chapters to the story of America, not only on the battlefield, but also in communities from coast to coast. They have built and shaped our Nation, and it is our solemn promise to support our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen as they return to their homes and families.
America's sons and daughters have not watched over her shores or her citizens for public recognition, fanfare, or parades. They have preserved our way of life with unwavering patriotism and quiet courage, and ours is a debt of honor to care for them and their families. These obligations do not end after their time of service, and we must fulfill our sacred trust to care for our veterans after they retire their uniforms.
As a grateful Nation, we are humbled by the sacrifices rendered by our service members and their families out of the deepest sense of service and love of country. On Veterans Day,let us remember our solemn obligations to our veterans, and recommit to upholding the enduring principles that our country lives for, and that our fellow citizens have fought and died for.
With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service men and women have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor our Nation's veterans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2010, as Veterans Day. I encourage all Americans to recognize the valor and sacrifice of our veterans through appropriate public ceremonies and private prayers. I call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the United States and to participate in patriotic activities in their communities. I call on all Americans, including civic and fraternal organizations, places of worship, schools, and communities to support this day with commemorative expressions and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fifth.
BARACK OBAMA
 

November 3, 2010

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Platte County only, from Saturday, November 6, 2010, until dusk on Friday, November 12, 2010, in memory of Sergeant First Class Charles M. Sadell, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, November 6, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant First Class Charles M. Sadell.

October 26, 2010

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Saline County only, from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, October 28, 2010, in memory of Firefighter Randall Scott Davenport, who died in the line of duty.

October 26, 2010

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Barton County only, from Saturday, October 30, 2010, until dusk on Friday, November 5, 2010, in memory of Specialist Dylan T. Reid, who died while serving his country in Iraq.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, October 30, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Dylan T. Reid.

October 19, 2010

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Charles County only, from Thursday, October 21, 2010, until dusk on Wednesday, October 27, 2010, in memory of Lance Corporal Phillip D. Vinnedge, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Thursday, October 21, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Lance Corporal Phillip D. Vinnedge.

October 18, 2010 By order of the Governor, the flag of the United States and the flag of Missouri shall be flown at half-staff at all Missouri State Highway Patrol facilities until October 19, 2010 in memory of Sergeant Joseph G. Schuengel of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who died in the line of duty serving the citizens of Missouri.

Also, by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings, statewide, shall be flown at half-staff for one full day on October 20, 2010, from sunrise to sunset in memory of Sergeant Joseph G. Schuengel.

September 29, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Macon County only, from Saturday, October 2, 2010, until dusk on Friday, October 8, 2010, in memory of Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Olin Smith, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, October 2, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Petty Officer 2nd Class Adam Olin Smith.

September 17, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb and Andrew Counties only, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, September 18, 2010, in memory of Officer Dan D. De Kraai, who died in the line of duty.
September 9, 2010 In accordance with state law, Sec. 9.134 RSMo, the United States flag and the Missouri state flag shall be flown at half-staff on all government buildings statewide on Saturday, September 11, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in honor of the individuals who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.
September 8 , 2010

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jefferson County only, from Friday, September 10, 2010, until dusk on Thursday, September 16, 2010, in memory of Staff Sergeant James R. Ide V, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Friday, September 10, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant James R. Ide V.

August 30, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Lincoln and Warren Counties only, from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, in memory of Chief Paul J. Fricke, who died in the line of duty.
August 30, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Adair County only, from Wednesday, September 1, 2010, until dusk on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, in memory of Sergeant Brandon E. Maggart, who died while serving his country in Iraq.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Wednesday, September 1, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant Brandon E. Maggart.
July 22, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in County of St. Louis only, from Monday, July 26, 2010, until dusk on Sunday, August 1, 2010, in memory of Sergeant Zachary M. Fisher, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Monday, July 26, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant Zachary M. Fisher.

July 21, 2010

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Clay County only, from Sunday, July 25, 2010, until dusk on Friday, July 30, 2010, in memory of Staff Sergeant Shaun M. Mittler, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, July 24, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant Shaun M. Mittler.

July 19, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Clay County only, from Monday, July 19, 2010, until dusk on Sunday, July 25, 2010 in memory of Sergeant R. Wayne Crow who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Monday, July 19, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant R. Wayne Crow.

July 1, 2010 By order of the President of the United States, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff effective immediately, in memory of Senator Robert C. Byrd. Flags are to be flown at half-staff through sunset on July 6, 2010, the day of his interment, with the exception of July 4, 2010, when all flags shall be displayed at full-staff. Following is the proclamation from President Obama.

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
June 30, 2010
Presidential Proclamation--Passing of Robert Byrd

As a mark of respect for the memory and longstanding service of Senator Robert C. Byrd, President pro tempore of the Senate, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on the day of his interment. I further direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

I also direct, that in honor and tribute to this great patriot, that the flag of the United States shall be displayed at full-staff at the White House and on all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and Naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions on Independence Day, July 4, 2010. I further direct that on that same date, that the flag of the United States shall be flown at full-staff at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand ten, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.


BARACK OBAMA

June 28, 2010 Due to the death of United States Senator Robert Byrd on June 28, 2010, the United States and Missouri flags will be flown at Half-Staff effective immediately through sunset June 29, 2010, in accordance with Presidential Proclamation 3044, as amended (see Federal Protective Service Uniformed Force Operations Manual PBS P 5930. 17A, Chapter 22) or as ordered by Public Law 110-41, Army Specialist Joseph P. Micks Federal Flag Code Amendment Act of 2007.
June 22, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Francois County only, from Friday, June 25, 2010, until dusk on Thursday, July 1, 2010, in memory of Corporal Michael C. Bailey, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Friday, June 25, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Corporal Michael C. Bailey.

June 11, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Louis County only, from Tuesday, June 15, 2010, until dusk on Monday, June 21, 2010, in memory of Corporal Donald M. Marler, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Corporal Donald M. Marler.

May 28, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Boone County only, from Monday, May 31, 2010, until dusk on Sunday, June 6, 2010, in memory of Specialist Jason D. Fingar, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Monday, May 31, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Jason D. Fingar.

May 26, 2010

By order of the Governor, in accordance with Section 6 of the U. S. Flag Code, all flags at all State facilities are to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 31, until noon that same day in recognition of Memorial Day.

For locations that display illuminated flags that remain up at all times, these flags need to be lowered to half-staff for the morning of May 31 and returned to full staff at noon that same day. For flag locations at which the flags are not illuminated or for other reasons are raised and lowered each day, the flag, when flown at half-staff, should be first hoisted to the peak for an instant and then lowered to the half-staff position, and returned to full staff at noon.

May 21, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Charles County only, from Saturday, May 22, 2010, until dusk on Friday, May 28, 2010, in memory of Sergeant Denis D. Kisseloff, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, May 22, 2010, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant Denis D. Kisseloff.

May 13, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 14, 2010, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Pursuant to federal law, all flags at all State and government offices statewide will be flown at full-staff on Saturday, May 15, 2010 from sunrise to sunset in honor of Armed Forces Day.
April 29, 2010 By order of the President of the United States, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff effective immediately, in memory of Dorothy Height. Flags are to be flown at half-staff through sunset on April 29, 2010.
March 29, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices in the City of St. Louis will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, March 30, 2010, from sunrise until sunset, in memory of Officer David Aaron Haynes, who died in the line of duty.
March 4, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all government offices will be flown at half-staff in Camden County for one full day on Friday, March 5, 2010, from sunrise until sunset, in memory of Associate Circuit Judge Jack Bennett.
February 11, 2010 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff in Clark County for one full day on Saturday, February 13, 2010, from sunrise until sunset, in memory of Deputy Sheriff Don D. McCutcheon, who died in the line of duty.
December 28, 2009 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff statewide for one full day on Wednesday, December 30, 2009, from sunrise until sunset, in memory of Corporal Dennis E. Engelhard, who died in the line of duty.

Also by order of the Governor, flags at all Missouri State Highway Patrol facilities throughout Missouri, will be flown at half-staff from Monday, December 28, 2009, to Tuesday, December 29, 2009, from sunrise to sunset, in memory of Corporal Dennis E. Engelhard.
December 4, 2009

In accordance with Missouri State Statutes, Section 9.110, flags at all state and government office buildings will be flown at half-staff on Monday, December 7, 2009, from sunrise to sunset. All agencies of this state and all political subdivisions of this state shall fly the flag of the United States at half-staff each December seventh in honor of the individuals who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.

December 1, 2009 By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff statewide for one full day on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, from sunrise until sunset, in memory of Lance Corporal Nicholas J Hand, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices in Clay County, Missouri, will be flown at half-staff from Wednesday, December 2, 2009, to Sunday, December 7, 2009, from sunrise to sunset, in memory of Lance Corporal Nicholas J Hand.

November 30, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff statewide for one full day on Monday, November 30, 2009, from sunrise until sunset, in memory of Staff Sergeant John J. Cleaver, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices in Jasper County, Missouri, will be flown at half-staff from Tuesday, December 1, 2009, to Sunday, December 6, 2009, from sunrise to sunset, in memory of Staff Sergeant John J. Cleaver.

November 5, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Dunklin County, Missouri only, from Friday, November 6, 2009, until dusk on Thursday, November 12, 2009 in memory of Specialist Robert K. Charlton, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Friday, November 6, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Robert K. Charlton.

November 4, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Platte County only, from Thursday, November 5, 2009, until dusk on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 in memory of Major David L. Audo, who died while serving his country in Iraq.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Thursday, November 5, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Major David L. Audo.

November 3, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Clinton, County only, from Wednesday, November 4, 2009, until dusk on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in memory of Sergeant Issac Jackson., who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Wednesday, November 4, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant Issac B. Jackson.

September 09, 2009

In accordance with state law, Sec. 9.134 RSMo, the United States flag and the Missouri state flag shall be flown at half-staff on all government buildings statewide on Friday, September 11, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in honor of the individuals who died as a result of the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.

September 04, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Grundy County only, from Tuesday, September 8, 2009, until dusk on Monday, September 14, 2009 in memory of Sergeant First Class Ronald W. Sawyer, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant First Class Ronald W. Sawyer.

August 31, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Wright County only, from Monday, August 31, 2009, until dusk on Sunday, September 6, 2009 in memory of Private First Class Jonathan C. Yanney, who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Monday, August 31, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Private First Class Jonathan C. Yanney.

August 28, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Franklin County only, from Saturday, August 29, 2009, until dusk on Friday, September 4, 2009 in memory of Sergeant First Class William Brian Woods Jr., who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, August 29, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant First Class William Brian Woods Jr.

August 28, 2009

Services for Senator Edward M. Kennedy will take place on Saturday, August 29, 2009. Pursuant to the President’s order, all flags shall be flown at half-staff until sunset on August 30, 2009.

August 27, 2009

By order of the President of the United States, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff effective immediately, in memory of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Flags are to be flown at half-staff through sunset on August 30, 2009, and until sunset on the day of his interment.

August 20, 2009

Please be aware the proclamation for former Governor Warren Hearnes extends through sunset on Friday, August 21, 2009.

As a reminder, all Lincoln County flags should remain at half-staff through Saturday, August 22, 2009 in honor of Lance Cpl. Patrick W. Schimmel, per order of the Governor on August 14, 2009.

August 17, 2009

By order of the Governor dated August 17, 2009, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff effective immediately, in memory of former Governor Warren Eastman Hearnes, who passed away Sunday evening. Flags are to be flown at half-staff through sunset on the date of interment.

August 14, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Lincoln County only, from Sunday, August 16, 2009, until dusk on Saturday, August 22, 2009 in memory of Lance Corporal Patrick W. Schimmel who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Sunday, August 16, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Lance Corporal Patrick W. Schimmel.

July 16, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Warren County only, from Sunday, July 19, 2009, until dusk on Friday, July 24, 2009 in memory of Private First Class Lucas M. Bregg who died while serving his country in Baghdad, Iraq.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, July 18, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Private First Class Lucas M. Bregg.

June 18, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Franklin County only, from Saturday, June 20, 2009, until dusk on Friday, June 26, 2009 in memory of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky Linn Richardson Jr. who died while serving his country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, June 20, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ricky Linn Richardson Jr.

May 29, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Jasper County only, from Sunday, May 31, 2009, until dusk on Saturday, June 6, 2009 in memory of Staff Sergeant Paul Brooks who died while serving his country in Iraq.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Saturday, June 6, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Staff Sergeant Paul Brooks.

May 22, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Louis County only, from Monday, May 25, 2009, until dusk on Sunday, May 31, 2009 in memory of First Lt. Roslyn Schulte who died while serving her country in Afghanistan.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Monday, May 25, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of First Lt. Roslyn Schulte.

May 21, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State facilities are to be flown at half staff on Monday, May 26, until noon in recognition of Memorial Day.

May 18, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in Dent County only, from Monday, May 18, 2009, until dusk on Friday, May 22, 2009 in memory of Army Specialist Jacob D. Barton who died while serving his country in Iraq.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff for one full day on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Specialist Jacob D. Barton

April 14, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State facilities and government offices will be flown at half-staff, in St. Louis County only, on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, until dusk on Monday, April 20, 2009 in memory of Sergeant Edward W. Forrest Jr. who died while serving his country in Iraq.


Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff on Monday, April 20, 2009, all day, from sunrise until sunset in memory of Sergeant Edward W. Forrest Jr.

March 19, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State facilities will be flown at half-staff, in Lafayette County only, on Friday, March 20, 2009, until dusk in honor of Firefighter Lt. William Roger Vorwark of the Odessa Fire Rescue Protection District who was killed in the line of duty on March 14, 2009.
 

February 2, 2009

By order of the Governor, all flags at all State facilities and government buildings in the counties of Dekalb and Clinton will be flown at half-staff from February 1 to February 6 in the memory of Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Gene Kelly who died while serving his country in Iraq.

Also by order of the Governor, all flags at all State facilities and government buildings will be flown at half-staff STATEWIDE on February 7 all day from sunrise to sunset in memory of Chief Warrant Officer Matthew Gene Kelly.