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In keeping with appropriate flag etiquette and U.S. Code, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton may order the state flag to be flown at half-staff. He may also order the national flag to be flown at half-staff on state property only. A state flag on state property is required by law to be flown at half-staff if the national flag is flown at half-staff.

To preserve the integrity and special significance of lowering the flag, the Governor's office will only issue proclamations to lower flags to half-staff under very limited circumstances.

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Recent Flags at Half Staff

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  • Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
    September 28, 2014 - In honor of firefighters who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all United States flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, September 28, 2014.
  • Patriot Day and a Day of Service and Remembrance
    September 08, 2014 - In observance of the 13th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Governor Dayton has ordered that all United States and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota from sunrise until sunset, on Thursday, September 11, 2014.
  • UPDATED: Memorial Day
    May 26, 2014 - In deference to the proclamation issued this afternoon by President Barack Obama, Governor Mark Dayton has revised his Memorial Day proclamation. The Governor's revised proclamation orders all United States flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until noon on Monday, May 26, 2014, in honor of those who have served on our behalf.
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day
    May 15, 2014 - Governor Dayton has also ordered all flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, May 15, 2013, in honor and remembrance of Peace Officers who have been killed or injured in the line of duty.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Lance Corporal Caleb Erickson
    March 10, 2014 - In honor and remembrance of Lance Corporal Caleb L. Erickson, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Monday, March 10, 2014.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Immortal Four Chaplains Day
    February 03, 2014 - In observance of the 71st Anniversary of the tragic sinking of the United States Army transport Dorchester off the coast of Greenland, Governor Mark Dayton will order all U.S. Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Monday, February 3, 2014.
  • Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
    December 07, 2013 - In honor and remembrance of those who died during the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor and those who sacrificed their lives for our liberty and freedom during World War II, Governor Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, December 7, 2013.
  • In Honor and Remembrance of Nelson Mandela
    December 06, 2013 - In honor and remembrance of Nelson Mandela, President Barack Obama has ordered that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of Federal Government throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, December 9, 2013. Governor Dayton has also ordered all U.S. flags and Minnesota flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in the State of Minnesota, from now until sunset, December 9,  2013, as a mark of respect for the memory of Nelson Mandela.
  • Governor Dayton Honors Corporal Harold A. Evans
    October 11, 2013 - Corporal Harold A. Evans' remains were recovered from North Korea, along with those of many other service members, in the early 1990s, and identified in September 2013. His internment with full military honors will take place on Saturday, October 12, 2013, at Greenwood Cemetery, in Thief River Falls, Minnesota. In honor and remembrance of Corporal Harold A. Evans, Governor Mark Dayton has signed a proclamation ordering all flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Saturday, October 12, 2013.
  • Governor Dayton orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day
    September 27, 2013 - In honor and remembrance of Minnesotan firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty, Governor Mark Dayton has signed a proclamation declaring Sunday, September 29, 2013 “Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day,” and ordering all flags be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, September 29, 2013.
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