Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Delaware State SealGovernor Jack Markell has ordered that U.S. and Delaware flags in the state be flown at half-staff on Sunday, October 16, in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. The Governor’s order is consistent with a proclamation by President Obama, which can be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/10/07/presidential-proclamation-fire-prevention-week.

“As I told Delaware’s firefighters when I was with them a few weeks ago, we can never thank them enough for the sacrifices they make in protecting their fellow citizens,” Gov. Markell said. “It is entirely appropriate to have a sign of respect this weekend as firefighters from around the country, including some from Delaware, gather to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Maryland.”