Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Peace Officers Memorial Day

President Donald Trump has ordered the United State Flag to be flown at half-staff on May 15 for Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Also, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan has ordered the Maryland State Flag to be flown at half-staff.

Every year, by a 1962 resolution, the president has the authorization to request May 15 as “Peace Officers Memorial Day.”

The President’s proclamation begins:

“On Peace Officers Memorial Day and throughout Police Week, we express our unending gratitude to our Nation’s law enforcement officers.  Those brave men and women selflessly confront danger to protect our families and defend our communities.  We also honor those in blue who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty.  We are especially mindful of the tremendous sacrifices of the 106 heroes who laid down their lives last year while protecting their communities.”

Read the full proclamation, here.

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