Flag Lowering

Governor Gregoire will direct the flag to be lowered to half-staff on these occasions:

  • Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15 (unless that day is also Armed Forces Day);

  • Patriot Day, September 11;

  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7;

  • In the event of the death of a principal federal and state government official;

  • In the event of the death of a state government employee, or a member of the public safety community, killed in the line of duty; and

  • In the event of the death of a member of the armed forces from Washington state while serving on active duty.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

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