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.


Flags to be Lowered September 11 in Observance of Patriot Day

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, Governor Carney has ordered the U. S. and Delaware flags be flown at half-staff beginning tomorrow, Sept 11, 2021. Flags should be returned to full staff at the start of business on September 13, 2021.


Flag Lowering for International Overdose Awareness Day

Governor Carney has ordered the Delaware flag to be lowered to half-staff on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day, as declared through his signing of SJR4.

We encourage local governments, businesses and Delawareans to do the same to promote awareness of overdose prevention and acknowledge all who have suffered the loss of a loved one.


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.