Flags to be lowered by order of the President of the United States from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 26, 2014, in observation of Memorial Day
(Salem, OR) — At the request of President Obama, Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions statewide to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to noon on Monday, May 26, in observation of Memorial Day.
"On Memorial Day we honor those who have contributed to the freedoms we hold dear in this country," said Governor Kitzhaber. "I ask all Oregonians to join me in remembering the service and the sacrifice made by members of the U.S. Armed Forces while pledging our deep gratitude to their families."
For the text of the Presidential Proclamation, visit: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/05/23/presidential-proclamation-prayer-peace-memorial-day-2014