Alaska News: Alaska Governor Walker Lowers Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day

Anchorage, AK – Alaska Governor Bill Walker Friday ordered that U.S. and Alaska state flags be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 28th for Memorial Day.  The Governor’s order follows a directive from the White House lowering all U.S. Flags to half-staff.

“Donna and I ask that Alaskans around the state pause to honor members of the armed services who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country,” Governor Walker said.  “Memorial Day is a time to pay tribute to and remember those who died defending freedom, and recognize the current members of our Armed Forces who stand at the ready every day.  Donna and I wish all Alaskans a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.”

Governor Walker signed a proclamation recognizing Monday, May 28, 2018 as Memorial Day in Alaska, and encouraged Alaskans to pay their respects to our fallen soldiers.

Per Governor Walker’s order and the proclamation from the White House, all U.S. and Alaska flags should be lowered Monday morning to half-staff.  All flags should return to full staff at noon on Monday, May 28.

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SOURCE: news provided by GOV.ALASKA.GOV on May 25, 2018