Governor Carney and Lieutenant Governor Hall-Long join family, friends and Delawareans across our state in paying tribute to the extraordinary life and service of Second Lieutenant George M. Johnson. In recognition, the Delaware flag will be lowered to half-staff on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
In Memoriam: Second Lieutenant George M. Johnson
National POW/MIA Recognition Day
In acknowledgement of National POW/MIA Recognition Day, Delaware Code (Title 29, Section 408) requires Delaware State agencies, including all public schools, to display a POW/MIA flag each year on the third Friday in September as described below.
§408 Display of POW/MIA flag.
“State agencies, including all public schools, shall cause a POW/MIA flag to be displayed out of doors (weather permitting) on its installation, grounds or campus at each location on National POW/MIA Recognition Day. This section shall apply only where public buildings, including school buildings are equipped with flagpoles.”
National POW/MIA Recognition Day is Friday, September 17, 2021.
Flag Lowering for Memorial Day
In recognition of Memorial Day, President Biden has proclaimed May 31, 2021, as a day of prayer for permanent peace, and designated the hour of 11:00 AM as a time when we might collectively unite in prayer and reflection. President Biden has also asked that all Americans observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 PM and has directed that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on this Memorial Day.
In concurrence with the President, Governor Carney has ordered both the U.S. and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff in remembrance of those we have lost in service.
Flag Lowering for Victims in San Jose
As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on May 26, 2021, in San Jose, California, President Biden ordered flags at all U.S. government buildings and facilities to be flown at half-staff until sunset on May 30, 2021.
In concurrence with the President’s order, Governor Carney has ordered both the U.S. and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities be flown at half-staff until sunset on May 30, 2021.
Delaware Flag to be Lowered for Former Governor Pierre Samuel “Pete” du Pont IV
Governor Carney has ordered the Delaware flag to be lowered Tuesday, May 11, 2021, to honor former Governor Pierre Samuel “Pete” du Pont IV, who passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
Flags are to remain at half-staff for one week, and are to be returned to full staff at the close of business on Tuesday, May 18, 2021.
Governor Carney on Saturday released the following statement:
“Delaware lost a real leader today. Governor Pete du Pont served a single term in the Delaware House of Representatives before representing Delawareans for six years in the U.S. Congress, and going on to serve two terms as Governor. As Governor, he found ways to work across the aisle to address an immediate fiscal crisis and make Delaware more competitive economically. He championed sound fiscal practices, including creating the Delaware Economic and Financial Advisory Council, that have served Delaware well for decades. Working with members of the General Assembly, he signed legislation that helped create the financial services industry in our state, which continues to employ thousands of Delawareans. Governor du Pont was a good and decent man who loved Delaware. Tracey and I are praying for his wife Elise, There, Ben, Pierre, Elise and their entire family.”