Flags at Half Staff

David Staehlin - 2/16/2018

In reverse chronological order, you will find below information on why our flag is currently flying or in the recent past was flown at half staff. 
 
 
  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Following the lead of Governor Mark Dayton in honor of Medal of Honor recipient Colonel Leo Thorsness, the last living Medal of Honor recipient from Minnesota, who died on May 2, 2017.  

  • Saturday, February 3, 2018: Following the lead of Governor Mark Dayton in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the Four Immortal Chaplains who gave up their life vests to soldiers on the United States Army transport ship Dorchester.  

  • Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Following the lead of Governor Mark Dayton in remembrance of those who died and were injured in the Interstate Highway 35W bridge collapse 10 years ago today. 

  • Thursday, April 6, 2017: Following the lead of the President and of Governor Mark Dayton in honor of Navy and Marine veteran, a former astronaut, and U.S. Senator John Glenn to be flown until sunset on this, the day of his internment. 

  • Thursday, December 9, 2016: At the request of the President and the request of Governor Mark Dayton in honor of Navy and Marine veteran, a former astronaut, and U.S. Senator John Glenn to be flown until sunset on the day of internment.
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2016: At the request of Governor Mark Dayton in remembrance of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

  • Saturday, October 15, 2016: At the request of Governor Mark Dayton in honor of Army Staff Sergeant Adam S. Thomas, who grew up in Minnesota, killed in action in Afghanistan in early October

 

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