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Flag Status Update

Date Posted: Wednesday, October 4th, 2017
Categories:  Flag Status Office of Management and Budget

On Monday, and in conformance with an order from President Trump, Governor Carney ordered the Delaware and United States flags to be flown at half-staff until the close of business this Friday in sympathy for the victims of the violence in Las Vegas. 

Governor Carney has since extended the current half-staff status of the United States and Delaware flags until Monday morning, October 9 in memory of former State Representative Jack Billingsley and former State Fire School Director Lou Amabili.

Representative Billingsley was elected to multiple terms as the House Representative for the 25th District until retiring in 1978. In the legislature he was very instrumental in ensuring Delaware’s fiscal health including co-sponsored numerous bills to address Delaware’s budget deficits.  He also supported strategies to attract businesses to Delaware and increases economic development.   Memorial services for Mr. Billingsley will be held in Delaware on Saturday, October 7.

Mr. Amabili was appointed the first Director of the Delaware State Fire School in 1964 and served in that capacity through 1996.  Mr. Amabili was recognized nationwide as leader in the advancement of firefighter safety and training.  Services and interment will be held this Friday, October 6.

Flags are to remain at half-staff throughout the weekend and are to be returned to full staff Monday morning, October 9.


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