JSU Newswire
Jacksonville, Alabama

Flags at Half-Staff Commemorating
Peace Officers Memorial Day

JACKSONVILLE -- May 15, 2001 -- Flags on all government buildings are required to fly at half-staff on May 15, commemorating Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1994, President Clinton signed a law, P.L. 103-322, requiring the American flag to be lowered on this day as a tribute to the more than 15,400 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. This is the rarest of honors. The only other regularly scheduled day that the flags fly at half-staff is Memorial Day. Like those in our armed forces, our fallen law officers died while protecting the lives and freedoms of others. Remember to lower the flag you fly and encourage your communities to follow the government's lead as we recognize the service and sacrifice of our nation's law enforcement officers.


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