[Fstemsnews] Flags at half Staff on October 5th recognizing the
National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial Service
FireAcademy at dos.nh.gov
Fri Oct 3 10:50:55 EDT 2008
FROM THE UNITED STATES FIRE ADMINISTRATION:
Lowering the U.S. Flag
Did you know that the law requires the U.S. flag be lowered in tribute
on only a few days each year? Quite appropriately, one of these days is
the observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
On October 16, 2001, President George W. Bush approved legislation
requiring the U.S. flag to be lowered to half-staff on all Federal
buildings to memorialize fallen firefighters. Public Law 107-51 requires
this action to occur annually in conjunction with observance of the
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
Let your local media know that U.S. flags across the country will be
lowered on Sunday, October 5, 2008. This includes the U.S. Capitol and
the White House, as well as buildings in your local community.
Remember to lower the U.S. flags at your home, fire department, and
business. Encourage your local community to follow the Federal
Government's example. When you lower your flag this year, you will
recognize the brave men and women who died protecting their communities
from natural and manmade emergencies and disasters and those who carry
on the proud tradition.
You may also want to ask your state and local officials to include
lowering the flag in a proclamation recognizing the brave men and women
who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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