Flag Lowering Reminder for Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we pay tribute to those fallen heroes who have died while protecting our country.

To honor the dedication and service of all of our service members Governor Carney requests that the proper protocol for the U.S. Flag Code be followed this Memorial Day. Flags are to be lowered to half-staff on Monday morning, May 25 for Memorial Day and then returned to full-staff at noon.

State buildings and facilities that are staffed on Monday are requested to observe this protocol.


Flag lowering for Peace Officers Memorial Day

Friday, May 15 is Peace Officers Memorial Day. On this day we pay tribute to peace officers across our country who have died, or who have been disabled in the line of duty. In accordance with federal law (36 U.S.C. 175) and a proclamation issued by President Trump, Governor Carney requests that the Delaware and United States flags be lowered to half-staff the morning of Friday May 15 and then returned to full-staff at the end of the day


Flags to be Lowered for Passing of Former State Rep. Bobby Outten

With the passing of former State Representative William “Bobby” Outten on Tuesday, March 17 Governor Carney has ordered the United States and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff beginning today, March 20 as a mark of respect for Mr. Outten and his service to Delaware.

Mr. Outten was elected to the Delaware House of Representatives in 2004 and represented the 30th District until 2018. He sat on various committees including the House Agriculture, Corrections, Public Safety and Homeland Security, Judiciary, and Veterans Affairs. Mr. Outten sponsored several bills during his terms in the House dealing with agriculture and charter changes.

Flags are to be returned to full staff Monday morning, March 23.


Flags to be lowered Monday in remembrance of Harry “Hal” Haskell

Governor Carney has ordered the U.S. and Delaware flags lowered to half-staff beginning the morning of Monday, January 27, in remembrance of former Congressman and Wilmington mayor Harry “Hal” Haskell.

Mr. Haskell served one term in the United States House of Representatives from 1957 – 1959. Among his accomplishments representing Delaware in Congress was working to enact student loan and air traffic control legislation. As Mayor of Wilmington from 1969 – 1972 Mr. Haskell helped oversee the withdrawal of the National Guard from Wilmington after a period of unrest.

Services for Mr. Haskell are scheduled for 10 AM on Monday January 27. As such, flags are to be lowered Monday morning January 27 and are to be returned to full-staff at the close of business on Monday, January 27.


Flags to Fly at Half-Staff for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Saturday, December 7, 2019 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.

Public Law 103-308 requests the President to issue a proclamation requesting flags be lowered to half staff each December 7. In conformance with Public Law 103-308 and the President’s proclamation issued earlier this morning, Governor Carney has ordered the United States and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff on December 7, 2019.