Flag Lowering


Gov. Inslee will direct the flag to be lowered to half-staff on these occasions:

  • Peace Officers Memorial Day, May 15 (unless that day is also Armed Forces Day);
  • Memorial Day, flag lowered from sunrise to noon;
  • Patriot Day, September 11;
  • National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, December 7;
  • In the event of the death of a principal federal and state government official;
  • In the event of the death of a state government employee, or a member of the public safety community, killed in the line of duty; and
  • In the event of the death of a member of the armed forces from Washington state while serving on active duty.

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

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Latest Flag Lowering Notices

Directives issued by Gov. Inslee