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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, June 21, in honor of US Army Private First Class William "Hoover" Jones and all those who have fought for our country overseas and never returned home. 

By official proclamation, Governor Roy Cooper declared June 14, 2019 as Flag Day. This national day of observance recognizes the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 and pays homage to this symbol of democracy and freedom that serves as a beacon for all Americans.  All North Carolinians are encouraged to display the US flag today to honor our country, history, servicemembers and veterans of the US Armed Forces.

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, June 4, 2019 to honor the victims of the Virginia Beach, Virginia tragedy on May 31, 2019.

Governor Cooper shared the following statement: 

"We mourn for the people of Virginia Beach and their dedicated public employees who must suffer from yet another senseless act of gun violence," said Gov. Roy Cooper. "We must keep fighting to do more to stop the carnage."

 

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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 27 until 12 noon in honor of Memorial Day. North Carolinians and local governments are encouraged to display flags at half-staff as well. 

Governor Cooper shared the following statement:

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to be lowered to half-staff, effective immediately, through sunset on Monday, May 20, in honor of Staff Sgt. Jacob A. Hess who died Wednesday from injuries sustained during training at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Sgt. Hess was assigned to the 97th Civil Affairs Battalion and 95th Civil Affairs Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all US and North Carolina flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, May 15, in observance of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. This day recognizes the many men and women of law enforcement who lost their lives or who were injured in the line of duty.

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Governor Roy Cooper has ordered North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to remain at half-staff effective immediately through sunset on Friday, May 10 in honor of Mooresville Police Officer Jordan Harris Sheldon who died in the line of duty in Iredell County on Saturday. Memorial services for Officer Sheldon will take place on Friday.

Governor Cooper released the following statement:

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to remain at half-staff effective immediately through sunset on Wednesday, May 8 in honor of UNC Charlotte students Riley C. Howell and Ellis R. Parlier who were tragically killed in the school shooting on April 30, 2019.

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

Governor Cooper shared the following statement:

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all North Carolina flags at state buildings, grounds and facilities to be lowered to half-staff, effective immediately, and through sunset on Friday, May 3, to honor the victims of Tuesday's tragedy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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

Governor Cooper shared the following statement:

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff in tribute to Representative Walter Jones. Rep. Jones served eastern North Carolina's 3rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives for more than 20 years. He will be funeralized Thursday, February 14, 2019. 

Governor Cooper released the following statement on Sunday.

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