U.S. Flag at Half-Mast
US Flag Flown at Half Staff, May 15
There are federal and state regulations that guide the flying of the US flag at half staff on our campus, including the recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day on Wednesday, May 15.
Here's an announcement from the Michigan State Governor's Office regarding this order to fly the flag at half staff:
President Obama has ordered the flag of the United States lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, May 15 in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. This recognition day falls during Police Week, May 12-18, 2013.
"It is a great honor to join with fellow Americans in paying special tribute to the law enforcement officers who serve and protect on the local, state and federal levels,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “On this day, and every day, we say ‘thank you’ to the courageous and vigilant men and women who sacrifice much to ensure our safety, and we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in carrying out their sworn duties."
There are other occasions throughout the year where the US flag is to be flown at half staff. For a complete overview of those guidelines for the United States and, in particular, the state of Michigan, please review: Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's Website: Displaying the Flag at Half Staff.