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Half-Staff American Flags – Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Friday, October 5th, 2012

American Flags to fly at half-staff throughout the United States on Sunday, October 7th in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.

October 7th through October 13th is Fire Prevention Week across America.

According to the Office of the President:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 7 through October 13, 2012, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 7, 2012, in accordance with Public Law 107-51, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff on all Federal office buildings in honor of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. I call on all Americans to participate in this observance with appropriate programs and activities and by renewing their efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.

BARACK OBAMA

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Half-Staff Wisconsin Flag – Honoring Arthur Hopfensperger

Friday, October 5th, 2012

American Flags and Wisconsin Flags to fly at half-staff Monday, October 8th in the state of Wisconsin in honor of US Army Private First Class Arthur Hopfensperger.

According to the office of the governor:
Private First Class Arthur W. Hopfensperger lost his life while serving his Country during the Korean War. On November 28, 1950, Pfc Hopfensperger,
a member of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Division, was killed in action during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in Korea.
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Half-Staff Massachusetts – Honoring Fallen Firefighters

Friday, October 5th, 2012

American Flags and Massachusetts Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, October 7th in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in respect and memory of our nation’s fallen firefighters as part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
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Half-Staff Virginia Flags – Honoring Fallen Firefighters

Friday, October 5th, 2012

American Flags and Virginia Flags to fly at half-staff Sunday, October 7th in the Commonwealth of Virginia in respect and memory of our nation’s fallen firefighters as part of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
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Half-Staff Wisconsin Flags – Honoring Fallen Firefighters

Friday, October 5th, 2012

American Flags and Wisconsin Flags to fly at half-staff Saturday, October 13th in the state of Wisconsin as a Mark of Respect for the Firefighters of the State of Wisconsin Who Have Given Their Lives in the Line of Duty (Wisconsin Firefighters Memorial Day).
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