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Half-Staff American Flags – Honoring National Peace Officers Memorial Day

Monday, May 14th, 2012

American Flags and State Flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday, May 15th across the country in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

According to a Presidential release:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2011, as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 15 through May 21, 2011, as Police Week. I call upon all Americans to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also call on Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and appropriate officials of all units of government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the flag at half-staff from their homes and businesses on that day.

Half-Staff Arizona State Flags – Honoring Alejo Thompson

Monday, May 14th, 2012

UPDATE: American Flags and Arizona State Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, May 24th in the state of Arizona in honor of Army First Lieutenant Alejo R. Thompson. Flags are flying half-staff on the 24th in recognition of his interment; flags previously flew at half-staff of May 14th in honor of his passing.

American Flags and Arizona State Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, May 14th in the state of Arizona in honor of Army First Lieutenant Alejo R. Thompson.

According to the office of the governor:
First Lieutenant Thompson died May 11, 2012 in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He died of injuries sustained when his dismounted patrol received small arms fire. He was assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado.