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.
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
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