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Governor Walz Orders Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for Fallen Firefighters

Sep 23, 2023 04:52AM ● By Content Editor

Photo:  Paul Weaver

From the Office of Gov Walz - September 23, 2023

Governor Tim Walz today directed all United States and Minnesota flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Sunday, September 24, to honor firefighters who have been killed or injured in the line of duty. This order occurs annually in honor of Minnesota Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day.

“We rely on our firefighters to respond quickly to emergencies and protect communities across Minnesota, and every firefighter deserves to come home at the end of every shift,” said Governor Walz. “On Sunday, we recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty in service to their communities.”

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in lowering their flags to honor Minnesota fallen firefighters and their families.
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