Why is the flag flying at half-staff today?

Monday, May 30, 2022
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
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Gov. Whitmer Lowers Flags to Honor Fallen Service Members on Memorial Day 

LANSING, Mich. -- Governor Gretchen Whitmer has ordered U.S. and Michigan flags within the State Capitol Complex and upon all public buildings and grounds across the state of Michigan to be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 30 from sunrise until noon in recognition of Memorial Day.   

"On Memorial Day, we remember the brave Americans who served our nation in uniform and made the ultimate sacrifice," said Governor Whitmer. "These are our neighbors, family, and friends who signed up to put their lives on the line so the rest of us could love in peace and enjoy the freedoms we all hold dear. We owe these fallen men and women a debt that we can never repay for their selfless service to our nation. Today Michigan lowers the flags to honor the memory of our fallen service members and commit ourselves to working together to build a state worthy of their sacrifices."  

The State of Michigan recognizes Memorial Day by lowering flags to half-staff from sunrise until noon. Michigan residents, businesses, schools, local governments, and other organizations also are encouraged to display the flag at half-staff.   

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This event was added to the calendar by Cherilyn Denomme (denommec@gvsu.edu) on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5:27 p.m.