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In honor of the extended interment of U.S. Senator John McCain, the original flag alert issued by Governor Cooper on Monday will expand until Sunday. All United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities shall remain at half-staff until sunset September 2, 2018 in honor of the passing of military veteran and U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona.

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff today, August 27, 2018 until sunset on August 30, 2018, in honor of the passing of military veteran and U.S. Senator John McCain of Arizona.

 "John McCain was a true American hero who served his country with honor throughout his life, and our nation has lost a great man," said Governor Cooper. "Our prayers are with his family and all those who loved him and served with him."

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Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on August 18, 2018 in honor of fallen firefighter Jeff Holden of the Orange Rural Fire Department. Holden, an assistant chief for the department, died Monday after completing a rescue call.

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In honor of those who served, Governor Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, July 27 for National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day. The North Carolina Department of Military and Veteran Affairs estimates that over 100,000 North Carolinians served in the Korean War, resulting in more than 700 North Carolina casualties.  

 

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In addition to the United States flags, Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on July 3, 2018, in honor of the victims of the shooting at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on June 29, 2018 in honor of Rocky Mount Senior Police Officer Christopher Driver who died in the line of duty on Saturday.

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By official proclamation, Governor Roy Cooper declares June 14, 2018 as Flag Day. As such he urges all Americans to display the flag of the United States of America in honor of our country, its history and its people.

​To view the full proclamation click here.

 

As a sign of respect for the sacrifices of our armed services personnel, Governor Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 28 until 12 noon in honor of Memorial Day. North Carolinians and local governments are encouraged to display flags at half-staff as well.

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to remain lowered to half-staff until sunset on May 25, 2018 in honor of Surry County State Highway Patrol Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard who died in the line of duty on Monday.

 

Governor Roy Cooper has joined President Donald Trump in ordering all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff today, May 21, 2018 until sunset on May 22, 2018, in honor of the victims  of the school shooting in Sante Fe, Texas.

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