Governor Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Fallen Firefighters

October 2, 2015

For Immediate Release: October 2, 2015 Contact: Adrienne Bennett, press secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – In commemoration of the 34th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend (October 3 - 4) and Fire Prevention Week (October 4 – 10), Governor Paul R. LePage has ordered flags on all public buildings and grounds to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 4.

"Every October, Americans remember our nation’s brave firefighters and first responders who have died in the line of duty,” said Governor LePage. "In honor of all of our state and nation’s fallen firefighters, as well as those who continue to serve, I have ordered that the U.S. and State of Maine flags be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 4, 2015.”

In accordance with Public Law 107-51, the President of the United States has ordered the American flag to be flown at half-staff on the first Sunday in October in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.