Flags at half-staff Sunday May 7, 2023: National Firefighters Memorial

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, May 7, 2023, in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

The Governor’s Office has no objections to agencies lowering the flags at the close of business on Friday, May 5, 2023. 

Flags should remain at half-staff until close of business or sunset on Sunday, May 7, 2023, or first thing Monday morning, May 8, 2023.

Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Please email FlagRequests@gov.wa.gov if you have any questions about this flag lowering.


Anonymous,  May 6, 2023 at 12:28 PM  

Thank you Governor, it is wonderful to recognize these brave men and women who fight our fires. Please let us also think of our brave police officers too.
Perry Clisbee

Anonymous,  May 7, 2023 at 7:40 PM  

We can do separate days for police. This is for the firefighters now only

Anonymous,  May 8, 2023 at 8:16 PM  

I would like to know why the flags at an elementary school was lowered this afternoon at about 2:15pm in Olympia

DKH May 9, 2023 at 2:00 AM  


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