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Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 7, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Saturday will mark 78 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where more than 2,000 service members and civilians died on December 7, 1941.

As a sign of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are welcome to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset on Saturday, November 23 in honor of Northampton County Sheriff's Deputy Makeem Brooks who died in the line of duty on Wednesday, November 13. Deputy Brooks, who lived in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, was new to the force, serving only six months at the Northampton County Sheriff's Office. 

Services for Deputy Brooks will be held on Saturday at Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state buildings, facilities and grounds to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset on Tuesday, October 29, in honor of former US Senator Kay Hagan. Hagan passed away on Monday, October 28. She served in the US Senate, representing North Carolina from 2009 to 2015. 

A native of Shelby, North Carolina, Hagan also served as a member of the North Carolina Senate, representing the 32nd district from 1999 - 2003 and the 27th district from 2003 - 2009. 

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, October 26 in honor of US Marine Private First Class John T. Burke and all those who have fought for our country overseas and never returned home. 

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state buildings, facilities and grounds to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset on Friday, October 18, in honor of US Representative Elijah E. Cummings. A veteran civil rights activist and congressman of Maryland's 7th District, Rep. Cummings passed away on Thursday, October 17. 

A native of Baltimore, MD, Rep. Cummings served as Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus and was the first African American in history to be named Speaker Pro Tempore of Maryland.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, October 18, in honor of US Army Pvt. Andrew McLean. Pvt. McLean died while preparing for a physical training exercise on September 10.

A native of Fayetteville, NC, Pvt. McLean was assigned to the 3rd Battalion 60th Infrantry Regiment Team in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Services for Pvt. McLean will be held at the Daniel Circle Chapel in Fort Jackson on Friday.  

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, October 7 in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day. In accordance to Public Law 107-51, flags are to be lowered annually in recognition of the many firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, September 30, in honor of US Army Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. "Barreto" Ortiz. Sgt. Barreto died while in combat in Afghanistan on Thursday, September 5.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 11, in tribute to Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

This day honors the victims of the 9/11 tragedy, their families and the heroic sacrifices of first responders. Please join us as we remember the thousands of innocent lives lost during the most deadly attack on U.S. soil. 

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain at half-staff through sunset on August 13, in honor of US Army Specialist Michael Isaiah Nance, who died while in combat in southern Afghanistan. Spc. Nance was a member of the Army's 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Services for Spc. Nance will be held in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois on Tuesday.

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