Flags Lowered for Mass Shooting Victims and NC Soldiers

Eastern Wake Fire, Knightdale NC, flags flying at half staff. Photo: Kay Whatley (July 12, 2017)
Eastern Wake Fire, Knightdale NC, flags flying at half staff. Photo: Kay Whatley (July 12, 2017)

On August 5, 2019, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper ordered US and NC flats at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff, effective immediately.

Re: Lowering of US and NC Flags to Half-Staff Effective Immediately in Honor of the Victims of the Tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio and in Tribute to US Army Private First Class Brandon Jay Kreischer and Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance of Fort Bragg, NC

This flag lowering is in honor of:

  • the victims of the weekend tragedies in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio
  • the loss of US Army Private First Class Brandon Jay Kreischer and Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance

Pfc. Kreischer and Spc. Nance, who were both members of the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, died Monday, July 29, 2019, while in combat in southern Afghanistan.

Flags are to remain at half-staff at state facilities until further notice.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions may fly flags at half-staff for the same duration of time.

 

Source: State of North Carolina Department of Administration, Raleigh, NC

Ed. Note: Content edited and emphasis added.

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