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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 immediately through sunset Friday, October 22, 2021 in honor of General Colin Powell, who passed away today, October 18. A son of immigrants, General Powell was born in New York City and later became the first African American to serve as U.S. Secretary of State in 2001 under President George W. Bush. 

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 Tuesday, October 12, 2021 in honor of U.S. Army First Lieutenant James Earl Wright and all those who have fought for our country overseas and never returned home. 1st Lt. Wright was born in Lumber Bridge, North Carolina, and first enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 17 after graduating from Newton-Conover High School.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning Thursday, October 7, until sunset October 9, 2021 in honor of NC House of Representative Dana Bumgardner, who passed away on Saturday. Bumgardner represented the 109th District of Gaston County. He was in his fifth two-year term in office. During his time in office, Bumgardner served as insurance chair and current appropriations chair. Services for Rep. Bumgardner will be held on Saturday, October 9 in Gastonia, North Carolina. 

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 4, 2021 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. 

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today September 15, 2021 until sunset on Friday, September 17, 2021 in honor of former Republican North Carolina State House Representative James E. Snyder Jr. who passed away on Sunday. A Lexington, North Carolina native, Snyder served his father's unexpired term in the NC General Assembly from 1971 to 1972, representing the state's 31st District. 

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, September 11, in tribute to Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance.

"Today, we mourn those we lost twenty years ago on 9/11 and honor the brave first responders who made heroic sacrifices to save others," said Governor Roy Cooper. "We will never forget them and their service to our country. Our prayers are with their families and loved ones."

Governor Roy Cooper ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset, Monday, August 30 to honor the U.S. servicemembers and other victims who died in the terrorist attack on August 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Statement from Governor Roy Cooper 

"August 26 was a tragic day for our country. Kristin and I are praying for the families of the servicemembers and civilians who lost their lives in Kabul."

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, August 23, 2021 in honor of US Marine Private First Class Henry E. Ellis and all those who have fought for our country overseas and never returned home. PFC Ellis was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, and first enlisted in the US Marine Corps Reserve in 1943 during World War II.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, August 18, 2021 until sunset Thursday, August 19, 2021 in honor of Mount Gilead Police Officer Craig Cloninger who passed away over the weekend while responding to a house fire. His career in law enforcement began in 2002 with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and later with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office where he served as a school resource officer at East Montgomery High School.

Governor Roy Cooper today ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, August 5, 2021 until sunset Saturday, August 7, 2021 in honor of NC House of Representative Jerry Carter, who passed away on Tuesday. Carter represented the 65th District of Rockingham County. He was in his second term in office. During his service, Carter was the chairman of the Family, Children and Aging Policy committee, and vice-chairman of the local government-land use, planning and development committee. Services for Rep.

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