Gov. Carney ordered the United States and Delaware flags at state buildings be flown at half-staff. Flags are to be returned to full staff at the close of business on Friday, October 18.
Everyday across Delaware, thousands of firefighters serve their communities and protect the public by responding to not only fires but almost any emergency situation. Sunday, October 6 has been recognized by Congress as the day US and State flags are to be flown at half-staff in recognition of the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service.
Previous guidance issued this morning provided for the U.S. and Delaware flags to be flown at half staff Friday, September 20 to mark the passing of former Public Defender Larry Sullivan. Title 29, Section 408 of the Delaware Code requires Delaware State agencies, including all public schools, to display a POW/MIA flag on National POW/MIA […]
Mr. Sullivan was appointed as the Chief Public Defender in 1970, serving 39 years when he retired in 2009. Under his direction, the Office of the Public Defender grew from 10 employees to a full-service law firm employing nearly 150 people and 70 attorneys.
By a joint resolution approved 12/18/2001, (Public Law 107-89) September 11th of each year has been designated as “Patriot Day”. This law also directs the flags be lowered to half-staff for the entire day on September 11th. In concurrence with this directive, Governor Carney has ordered the U. S. and Delaware flags be flown at […]