Governor LePage Directs Flags to be Lowered on Memorial Day

May 25, 2017

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Contact: Adrienne Bennett, Press Secretary, 207-287-2531

AUGUSTA – Governor Paul R. LePage today directed that the United States flag and the State of Maine flag at all state facilities be flown at half-staff Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 29.

“Maine has a profound heritage of dedication and service to our Nation,” said Governor LePage. “Our brave servicemen and women have fought for us and died for us, and there is no way to repay them for this sacrifice. But on this Memorial Day, we can show that we are grateful for all of our fallen heroes.”

Governor LePage also asks businesses and residents to lower their flags to half-staff to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defending our nation and our freedom.

Please note: Flags are flown half-staff until noon to honor those who died in battle and then raised to full height at noon to honor the living veterans. This recognizes those who have sacrificed and those who are still with us.

President Donald J. Trump has issued a proclamation calling on the people of the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of the United States might unite in prayer.