- Friday, December 6, 2013
President Barack Obama has ordered flags lowered to honor Nelson Mandela, who died yesterday at his home in South Africa.
In a proclamation issued last night, the President has ordered “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 … until sunset, December 9, 2013.”
Hook & Ladder firefighters will lower the Main Street flag this morning.
- Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hook & Ladder firefighters lowered the flag on the Main Street flagpole this morning, to honor the late First Selectman Jack Rosenthal.
Mr Rosenthal died on November 26. Calling hours are tonight, from 4 to 8 pm at Honan Funeral Home. A memorial service is planned for 11:30 am Thursday, December 5, at Newtown Meeting House.
- Friday, November 22, 2013
President Obama has ordered flags lowered until sunset. A proclamation from the President is calling for A Day of Remembrance For President John F. Kennedy.
The proclamation, issued Thursday, November 21, reads as follows:
- Monday, September 16, 2013
Note: This story has been updated to include Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s response to the President’s proclamation.
President Obama has ordered that all American flags be lowered to honor the victims of this morning’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard.
A shooting took place at Navy command complex in Washington, D.C., Monday morning has reportedly left 13 people dead including one gunman.
- Friday, September 6, 2013
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is ordering Connecticut and US flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Staff Sgt. Todd Lobraico, a New Fairfield resident who was killed in action yesterday in Afghanistan.
- Monday, May 27, 2013
All flags should be lowered to half-staff today, in honor of Memorial Day. They should remain lowered until sunset this evening, which will be 8:12 pm.
President Obama released a proclamation on Friday, a "Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2013," which said in part:
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
HARTFORD – Governor Dannel P. Malloy, following a proclamation from President Barack Obama, has ordered US and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff in honor of the victims of yesterday’s bombing at the Boston Marathon.
- Wednesday, March 13, 2013
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy ordered US and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff to honor Army Captain Andrew M. Pedersen-Keel who was killed in action while serving in Afghanistan. The order was issued on Wednesday, March 13. Captain Pedersen-Keel has family in Madison.