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Press Release: May 25, 2011

Governor Kitzhaber Orders Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Memorial Day

Flags to be lowered until noon on Monday, May 30, 2011

(SALEM, Ore.) —Governor Kitzhaber today ordered all flags at public institutions to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 30, 2011, in memory of all Oregonians who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

"This Memorial Day, I urge all Oregonians to pause and reflect on the men and women currently serving our nation overseas,” said Governor Kitzhaber. “While we keep them in our thoughts and prayers, we also take this day to remember the courage and dedication of all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.”
 
The protocol for displaying the flag at half-staff on Memorial Day is to raise the flag in the morning briskly to the top of the flag pole, then slowly lower it to the mid-way point of the pole. At noon, the flag should be raised back up to the top of the flag pole.

Media Contacts:
Christine Miles, 503-559-8795
Amy Wojcicki, 503-689-5324

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