Governor Lamont will raise flags at the half-staff on Saturday in recognition of the memorial service of the National Peace Officers
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont announced today that, in accordance with a proclamation issued by President Joe Biden ordering the lowering of flags across the country in recognition of the National Peace Officers’ memorial service, he has moved US and state flags in Connecticut is scheduled to operate with half-crew from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, October 16, 2021. Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the US flag, all other flags, including state, municipal, corporate or other flags, should also be flown during this time when lowered.
The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service is a ceremony held in Washington, DC to commemorate and pay their respects to police officers and their families who died on duty. It usually takes place in May each year during National Police Week, but this year’s ceremony has been postponed to October due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In 1962, President Kennedy declared May 15 National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week that fell May 15 National Police Week.
“Law enforcement officers often put themselves in danger in the name of public protection and sometimes risk their own lives to protect total strangers.” Governor Lamont said. “We thank every police officer for the protection they offer in our neighborhoods, and we greet the fallen officers who gave their lives in their duty. Your memories will never be forgotten. We also greet all law enforcement family members for the many sacrifices they make in the course of their loved ones’ service ranks. “
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