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Gov. Reynolds orders flags at half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered to half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. The governor’s order is issued in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s proclamation to lower all United States flags to half-staff for the same length of time.

Flags will be at half-staff on the State Capitol Building and on flag displays in the Capitol Complex. Flags will also be at half-staff on all public buildings, grounds and facilities throughout the state.

Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to fly the flag at half-staff for the same length of time as a sign of respect.

Gov. Reynolds ordered all flags on the Capitol Complex to be lowered to half-staff on Friday, May 11, in observance of the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony. Flags will continue to fly at half-staff at the Iowa Peace Officer Memorial until Saturday, May 19, in honor of National Police Week.

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