Flag Status | Date Posted: Monday, January 23, 2023
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on January 21, 2023, in Monterey Park, California, President Biden has ordered flags at all U.S. government buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff until sunset on January 26, 2023.
Governor Carney has ordered the Delaware flag to be lowered on Thursday, December 29, 2022, to honor the many years of public service of former Elsmere Town Manager, Elsmere Chief of Police, and past president of Elsmere Fire Company, John S. Giles, Jr, who passed away on December 18, 2022. He served his community as a member of the Elsmere Fire Company, where he held leadership positions including Captain, Assistant Chief, Director, and President, and also served in the Elsmere Bureau of Police where he became the Chief of Police. Mr. Giles also served as Deputy Director of the Delaware Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement for the State of Delaware and later became the Town of Elsmere’s Town Manager.
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 marks National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Each year on December 7, we honor the over 2,400 men and women who lost their lives for our country on this day in 1941.
In observance of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service and in accordance with Public Law 107-51, Governor Carney has ordered both the American and Delaware flags be lowered to half-staff on Sunday, October 9, 2022 from sunrise to sunset.
By a joint resolution approved by Congress on 12/18/2001 (Public Law 107-89), September 11th of each year has been designated as “Patriot Day.” This law also directs flags be lowered to half-staff on September 11th. In concurrence with this joint resolution, the U.S. and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities are to be flown […]