- Monday, November 16, 2015 at 8:19 am
President Barack Obama on Sunday issued a proclamation honoring the victims of shootings in Paris, France, on November 13 that took the lives of more than 100 people. The jihadist group Islamic State admitted responsibility for the attacks on Saturday.
President Obama's declaration, which also ordered that American flags are to be lowered to half-staff until sunset Thursday, November 19, opened by saying Americans “stand with the people of France.
- Saturday, October 3, 2015 at 9:54 am
In response to the shootings at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., on October 1, which took the lives of ten people including the shooter, President Barack Obama on October 2 ordered United States flags to be lowered to half-staff. Flags are to remain lowered until sunset Tuesday, October 6.
In a brief proclamation issued Friday, President Obama said it was “a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence” on Thursday that he was issuing the order.
- Friday, September 11, 2015 at 8:45 am
Hook & Ladder firefighters will be lowering the Main Street flagpole this morning, honoring those who were killed on 9/11.
President Barack Obama this week issued a proclamation concerning Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance, saying in part that “on September 11, 2001, America experienced the worst terrorist attack in her history when nearly 3,000 men, women, and children were taken from us, leaving their families and our Nation with a void that can never be filled.
- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 11:52 am
UPDATE (Monday, July 20, 2015; 3:52 pm): This story has been updated to reflect that Governor Malloy ordered US and State of Conneticut flags to be lowered to honor those killed in Tennessee last week.
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Hook & Ladder firefighters lowered the flag on Main Street to half-staff this morning, to honor the five servicemen killed last week in a shooting incident in Tennessee.
- Saturday, May 23, 2015
In observance of Memorial Day, all United States and state flags should be lowered on Memorial Day Monday, May 25. In accordance with US Flag code, flags should be lowered from sunrise until noon on the day that Americans honor those who have served and those who continue to serve in the Armed Forces.
Newtown VFW post will have its annual Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony on Monday, beginning at 11 am. The public is invited to join post members for the brief ceremony, which will take place at the post, 18 Tinkerfield Road.
- Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 12:52 pm
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy on May 14 announced that he is directing US.and state flags in Connecticut to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 15, 2015, in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
The national observance pays tribute to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. It is recognized annually during National Police Week, which this year runs May 10-16.
- Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 8:10 am
Governor Dannel P. Malloy has announced that in accordance to a proclamation from President Barack Obama, US and state flags should fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 15, in recognition of the national Day of Remembrance for President Abraham Lincoln.
- Friday, December 12, 2014
HARTFORD — Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing U.S. and Connecticut flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, December 14, 2014, in honor of the 20 children and six adults who were killed two years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
- Saturday, December 6, 2014
In honor of Sunday, December 7, being the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, “an unprovoked act of war against the United States,” President Barack Obama said December 5, all United States flags are to be lowered on Sunday in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
A proclamation issued by the President on Friday reminds all Americans that the attack claimed the lives of more than 2,400 Americans.
- Monday, November 17, 2014
Governor Dannel P. Malloy is directing US and Connecticut flags to half-staff in memory of the Honorable John T. Downey, a Connecticut judge who passed away early this morning.