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Flag_of_North_CarolinaAs a sign of honor and respect for the sacrifices of our armed services personnel, Governor Pat McCrory has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 30. The Governor encourages all citizens to display flags at half-staff at their homes and businesses as well.

“Generations of American men and women have sacrificed their lives for the freedoms and liberties we enjoy and hold dear. The tradition of Memorial Day honors the fallen, but also honors the living service personnel who are standing guard against America’s enemies. Please join with me this Memorial Day in memorializing the past and proudly honoring those who continue to bravely serve our exceptional country,” said Governor McCrory.

Proper flag protocol calls for the US flag to be raised briskly to the top of the staff on Monday at sunrise, and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position in remembrance of the men and women who gave their lives in service. Then at noon, the flag is to be raised to full-staff for the remainder of the day in honor of the men and women who continue to serve.