Flags to fly at half-staff for Memorial Day
Brian Coddington, Communications Director, 509.625.6740
Friday, May 22, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.
Governor Jay Inslee has directed that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.
The Governor’s proclamation is as follows:
Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 25, 2015, in recognition of Memorial Day. This federal holiday is in remembrance of the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.
The Governor’s Office has no objection to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, May 22, 2015. Flags should remain at half-staff until noon on May 25 or first thing Tuesday morning, May 26, 2015.
Please notify all of your field offices and facilities around the state.
Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.
On Monday, the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a public Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. at State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake (21702 W. Espanola Rd). A musical prelude begins at 10:30 a.m.