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Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Tuesday, December 29, 2020 until sunset on Friday, January 1, 2021 in honor of former NC State Senator Marc Basnight, who passed away on Monday.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be flown at half-staff to honor the service of United States Capitol Police Officers Brian D. Sicknick and Howard Liebengood, who died following the attack on the U.S. Capitol last Wednesday. Flags should be lowered immediately and remain at half-staff through sunset on Wednesday, January 13, 2021.

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper:

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Friday, December 18, 2020 until sunset on Sunday, December 20, 2020 in honor of Concord Police Officer Jason Shuping who died in the line of duty on Wednesday. Officer Shuping served on the Concord Police Department, located in Cabarrus County North Carolina, for less than two years.

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper:

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Saturday, December 12, 2020 until sunset on Monday, December 14, 2020 in honor of Mount Holly Officer Tyler Avery Herndon who passed away in the line of duty early Friday morning. Officer Herndon served on the Mount Holly Police Department, located in Gaston County North Carolina, for less than two years.

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper:

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 Monday, December 7, 2020 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Monday will mark 79 years since the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii where more than 2,000 service members and civilians died on December 7, 1941.

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

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, December 2, 2020 until sunset on Thursday, December 3, 2020 in honor of Nash County Deputy Jared Allison who passed away on Tuesday from injuries sustained during a motor vehicle accident on November 26 while on duty. 

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, November 16, 2020 until sunset on Friday, November 20, 2020 in honor of North Carolina native, US Army Chief Warrant Officer 3, Dallas Gearld Garza, who passed away in a helicopter accident with four other Americans in Sinai, Egypt on Thursday. 

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, November 12, 2020 until sunset on Monday, November 16, 2020 in honor of Fort Bragg soldier, Sgt. 1st Class Nikyisha T. Boyd, who passed away in a traffic incident on Monday. 

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Monday, November 2, 2020 in honor of North Carolina native, US Coast Guard Ensign Morgan Garrett. Originally from Weddington, North Carolina, Ensign Garrett and US Navy Lt. Rhiannon Ross of Wixom, Michigan passed away during a routine training flight from Florida on Friday.

Garrett was a graduate of Weddington High School in Union County. In 2019, she graduated from the Coast Guard Academy where she served as a regimental activities officer.

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 5 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. 

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