Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Half-Staff Sunday for National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 6, 2019 in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, an annual observance that occurs during Fire Prevention Week and honors the sacrifices of fallen firefighters who have died in the line of duty.
Accordingly, since no flag should fly higher than the U.S. flag, all other flags – including state, municipal, corporate, or otherwise – should also be lowered during this same duration of time.
Governor Lamont said, “The men and women who enter careers as firefighters do so with a selfless sense of protection for their communities and their neighbors, often putting their lives in harm’s way to shield others, and we owe it to them to honor their fearlessness. I am thankful to the firefighters who protect our land and our communities, and encourage everyone to reflect upon those who have given their lives in the line of duty.”