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December 11, 2017

 

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Presidential Proclamation Honoring the Victims of the Sutherland Springs, Texas Shooting BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

We are deeply saddened by the shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, which took the lives of more than 25 innocent victims while they were attending church. As we mourn the victims of this unprovoked act of violence, we pray for healing and comfort for all the family members and loved ones who are grieving.

As a mark of respect for the victims of this senseless act of violence perpetrated on November 5, 2017, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, November 9, 2017. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand seventeen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second.

 DONALD J. TRUMP

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Effective:  Tuesady, November 7, 2017    

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Thursday, November 9, 2017 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF THE VICTIMS OF THE TERRORIST ATTACK IN LOWER MANHATTAN      

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday, November 2 to honor the eight lives lost following yesterday's terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan, New York City.    

"Today, tomorrow and forever, we will remember the lives of those taken from us too soon, and we keep in our thoughts their loved ones who are feeling unimaginable pain," Governor Cuomo said. "We know that our freedom and our democracy are targets of this hate and it is critical that we work as one in the face of this attack. There is no alternative, this is not a time to point fingers or blame- it's a time to come together and work for a common goal, to protect New York." 

Yesterday, Governor Cuomo directed state agencies, including the New York State Police, National Guard, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to increase security at high-profile locations around the state, including airports, bridges, tunnels, and mass transit systems.    

The Governor also directed One World Trade Center to be lit in red, white and blue in honor of freedom and democracy.        

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Effective:  Thursday, November 2, 2017    

Return to Full Staff:  Thursday, November 2, 2017 

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR POLICE OFFICER CRAIG LEHNER     Niagara Falls and Peace Bridge to be Illuminated in Blue for Fallen Officer      

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, October 25 to honor Buffalo Police Officer Craig Lehner, who died in the line of duty while training with the underwater recovery team. To commemorate the life of Officer Lehner, the Peace Bridge and Niagara Falls in Western New York will also be illuminated blue on Wednesday evening.        

"This exceptional law enforcement officer, who was taken from us far too soon, will always be remembered in Western New York and beyond," Governor Cuomo said. "The family of New York grieves for Officer Craig Lehner, who devoted his life to serving and protecting the people of this state, and asks that everyone keep his loved ones and colleagues in their prayers during this difficult time."   

 "On behalf of our deeply saddened community and state, and as a fellow resident of Buffalo, I would like to extend my most sincere condolences to the family and friends of Officer Lehner, a true hometown hero," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "His death is a reminder of the daily dangers that law enforcement face in the line of duty. His selfless service to country and community touches all of us in Buffalo and beyond."    

 At 34-years-old, Officer Lehner was a nine-year veteran of the Buffalo Police Department. In addition to serving on the department's underwater recovery team, Lehner worked as a K-9 officer with his partner Shield, a 4-year-old German shepherd. Lehner also served as an Army National Guard military police officer for 16 years, assigned to the 105th military Police Company at Masten Armory in Buffalo. A staff sergeant, he was deployed to Iraq in 2011 and served at Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba in 2014 until 2015. During his time in the service, he was awarded more than a dozen medals, including the Army Commendation Medal, Air Assault Badge, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and five Army Achievement Medals.    

On the day Officer Lehner is laid to rest, the Peace Bridge will be illuminated in blue along the bridge arches, truss, and spine. The lights will commence at dusk on Wednesday, October 25 and will continue until 1 a.m. The 176-foot Niagara Falls will also be awash in blue light for 15 minutes, at the top of every hour, from 7 - 11 p.m. to commemorate the life of Officer Craig Lehner.  

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Effective:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017    

Return to Full Staff:  Thursday, October 26, 2017 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ORDERS FLAGS LOWERED IN HONOR OF VICTIMS OF LAS VEGAS MASS SHOOTING

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff today, October 2, until sunset on October 6, in conjunction with a federal proclamation, to honor the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting.    

"Once again the nation mourns in the wake of yet another senseless and horrific mass shooting. New York stands with Las Vegas in the aftermath of this heinous and vile act of gun violence and my heart aches for its victims and their loved ones on this darkest of days.    

"I have directed flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in the memory of the innocent lives lost and the others irreparably altered by this act of mass murder. How many more times must we see the effects of gun violence and feel the devastating effects of these shootings before we act as a country and as a people?      

"While facts continue to be gathered, I have directed additional security measures at key points around the state as a precaution. The safety of New Yorkers and our visitors is our number one priority, and we are remaining vigilant and in close contact with local and federal officials and our partner law enforcement agencies."     

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Monday, October 2, 2017    

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Friday, October 6, 2017

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF IN OBSERVATION OF 9/11 ANNIVERSARY 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff on Monday, September 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.    

"Nearly 16 years ago, New York endured one of the deadliest and most devastating terrorist attacks America has ever seen. Today, and every day since September 11, 2001, we remember the lives lost and we honor New York's finest and bravest first responders who served as beacons of light during our darkest day."   

 As we continue to remember the nearly 3,000 lives taken from us too soon on 9/11, we also honor the dedicated men and women of the United States Armed Forces who fight tirelessly every day for our safety and freedom both at home and abroad."   

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Monday, September 11, 2017    

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Monday, September 11, 2017

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF      

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, August 29 to honor Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram of Poughkeepsie and the nine other sailors killed in the collision involving the USS John S. McCain on August 21. The Navy said on Monday that the remains of all 10 bodies had been recovered.    

"The entire New York family grieves for Petty Officer 2nd Class Ingram and the nine other sailors on the USS John S. McCain who lost their lives serving our country," Governor Cuomo said. "These sailors answered the call to serve this nation and defend its values, and we will be forever grateful for their service and their sacrifice. We will lower flags on state government buildings on Tuesday in honor of Petty Officer Ingram and his nine fellow sailors who were killed in the collision."   

Sailors on the USS John S. McCain killed in the collision were:   

 Electronics Technician 1st Class Charles Nathan Findley

Interior Communications Electrician 1st Class Abraham Lopez

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Kevin Sayer Bushell

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Jacob Daniel Drake

 Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Timothy Thomas Eckels Jr.

Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Corey George Ingram

Electronics Technician 3rd Class Dustin Louis Doyon

Electronics Technician 3rd Class John Henry Hoagland III

Interior Communications Electrician 3rd Class Logan Stephen Palmer

Electronics Technician 3rd Class, Kenneth Aaron Smith     

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GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF U.S. ARMY SERGEANT BROOKS 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Wednesday, August 16 in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Roshain Euvince Brooks, a resident of Brooklyn, who died on August 13.    

"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to Sgt. Brooks' family, friends and fellow soldiers," Governor Cuomo said. "His tragic loss is one deeply felt by the entire New York family and today we honor his bravery and his service to this nation and this great state."      

 Brooks, age 30, died of wounds sustained during combat operations in Iraq. He was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment a component of the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.   

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.    ###   

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Monday, July 17 to honor the 16 members of the armed services killed when an aircraft assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 crashed in Mississippi on July 10.

The Marine Corps Reserve unit is based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, and nine of the Marine Reservists on board were members of VMGR-452. "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to the families of the 15 Marines and the Navy sailor who tragically died in a military plane crash earlier this week in Mississippi," said Governor Cuomo.

"These service members, many of whom were based out of Stewart Air National Guard Base, answered the call to serve this nation and defend its ideals. I share in the pain and the heartbreak caused by the deaths of these brave service members and urge everyone to keep them and their loved ones in your prayers during this difficult and trying time."

Members of VMGR-452 killed in the crash were: Major Caine M. Goyette, Capt. Sean Elliot, Gunnery Sgt. Mark A. Hopkins, Gunnery Sgt. Brendan C. Johnson, Staff Sgt. Joshua M. Snowden, Sgt. Julian M. Kevianne, Sgt. Owen J. Lennon, Corporal Daniel I. Baldassare, Corporal Collin J. Schaaff,

Six Marines and a Navy Petty Officer assigned to the 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command, were also killed in the crash. ###

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF STAFF

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed that flags on all State government buildings be flown at half-staff beginning on Wednesday, July 12 in honor of New York State Police Trooper Joel R. Davis. Flags Returned to full-staff at sunrise:  Sunday, July 16, 2017      

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF STAFF

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo directed that flags on all State government buildings be flown at half-staff in memory of New York City Police Officer Miosotis Familia, who was died earlier today after being shot in the line of duty. Flags will be flown at half-staff beginning Thursday, July 6 and remain in that position until Officer Familia’s interment.

"Officer Miosotis Familia spent 12 years protecting her community as a member of the NYPD and all New Yorkers share in the pain and heartbreak caused by her death," Governor Cuomo said. "Law enforcement officers across New York put their lives on the line to protect and serve their communities. This horrific and senseless assassination is a devastating reminder of the risks these brave men and women face each day. I offer my deepest condolences to Officer Familia's loved ones and fellow members of the NYPD. Today, we all come together to mourn one of New York's Finest."

Flags Lowered: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Flags Returned to Full Staff: Upon Interment 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF FOR FALLEN SOLDIER

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-stafftomorrow, March 28, in honor of U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Alexandria Mae Morrow, a native of Dansville, Livingston County, who died in Southwest Asia on Wednesday, March 22.

"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Staff Sgt. Morrow and join in honoring her service to our nation," Governor Cuomo said. "I am directing flags to be flown at half-staff tomorrow at all state buildings to pay tribute to her courage and sacrifice in defending the freedoms this state and this nation were founded upon."

Staff Sgt. Morrow, 25, died in a non-combat related incident supporting combat operations in Southwest Asia.

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone. 

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Effective:  Sunrise, Tuesday, March 28, 2017    

Return to Full Staff: Sunrise, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF TROOPER FALB

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Thursday, March 16, in honor of New York State Police Trooper Brian S. Falb.

Trooper Falb died Monday, March 13, from an illness stemming from his assignment at the World Trade Center site following the attacks of September 11, 2001. 

"Trooper Falb served the people of New York with the valor and dedication that embodies the very best of the New York State Police," Governor Cuomo said. "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to Trooper Falb’s family, friends, fellow troopers and members of the greater law enforcement community. We will lower flags on state government buildings Thursday in honor of Trooper Falb’s memory and service."

Trooper Falb lived in Clinton County and is survived by his wife and four children. Trooper Falb was an 18-year veteran of the New York State Police, and served his entire career in Troop B in Ray Brook. His latest assignment was with the Traffic Incident Management team"

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Pursuant to a Presidential Proclamation

Dlags must be flown at half- staff in remembrance of Pearl Harbor Day- December 7th.   Effective:  

Beginning of Business, Wednesday, December 7, 2016   

 Return to Full Staff: Sunset, Wednesday, December 7, 2016 

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF FOR FALLEN SOLDIER

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff tomorrow, November 8, in honor of Capt. Andrew D. Byers, a native of Clarence, Erie County, who died in Afghanistan Thursday.

"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend sincere condolences to Capt. Byers’ fellow soldiers, friends and family," Governor Cuomo said. "We are saddened by this loss and join his loved ones in honoring Capt. Byers' bravery and service to our nation.""

Capt. Byers, 30, died of wounds sustained while engaging enemy forces in Kunduz Afghanistan. He was assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) which is based at Fort Carson Colorado. 

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

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STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON THE PASSING OF NEW YORK STATE TROOPER TIMOTHY PRATT

 "I am shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic death of New York State Police Trooper Timothy Pratt. Since beginning his career with the State Police in 1987, Mr. Pratt served with integrity and pride, demonstrating a deep commitment to upholding the highest principals of the law. Trooper Pratt was a loving father, friend and neighbor who worked each and every day to make his community and all of New York a better place. Just last month, he joined me in paying tribute to our state’s first responders by leading our annual 9/11 motorcycle ride from the Capital Region to New York City. 

 "At this difficult time, I extend my thoughts and prayers to Trooper Pratt’s fiancée, his children and all those who loved him. In honor of Trooper Pratt’s life and work, I am directing all flags to half staff starting today, Wednesday, October 26, 2016."

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GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES FLAGS AT HALF STAFF TO COMMEMORATE 9/11 ANNIVERSARY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that flags on state government buildings will be flown at half-staff on Sunday, September 11 in remembrance of the nearly 3,000 men, women and children who lost their lives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.

"Fifteen years after the devastating and senseless terrorist attacks that shook New York and the nation to its core, we remember those lives lost on September 11, 2001. Today, and every day since these horrific attacks, we remember those who were taken from us too soon, and honor the brave first responders who in our darkest hour put their lives on the line to save their neighbors and their fellow New Yorkers."

"As we honor the memory of nearly 3,000 individuals taken from us on that tragic day, let us not forget the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who continue to fight for our safety and our freedom – protecting our family, friends and neighbors, both in the U.S. and across the globe."

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Presidential Proclamation -- Honoring the Victims of the Attack in Nice, France

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

a mark of respect for the victims of the attack perpetrated on July 14, 2016, in Nice, France, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 19, 2016. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand thisfifteenth day of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-first.  

BARACK OBAMA

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR THE VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE IN DALLAS.   

 

Governor Directs Flags to Half-Staff at all State Buildings in Solidarity with the People of Florida

 "I am shocked and saddened by the senseless attack that occurred early this morning in Orlando. On behalf of all New Yorkers, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the injured and their loved ones during this unimaginably difficult time. New Yorkers stand in solidarity with the people of Florida, and the LGBT community and I have directed flags at state buildings to be flown at half-staff in the memory of those who were lost in this terrible act of mass murder. 

"This is just one more horrific reminder of the need for Congress to pass real and sensible gun safety legislation, just as we did in New York.‎ It is far past time for Washington to act.

"Early reports indicate this was likely an act of domestic terrorism. While there is no specific intelligence that suggests any link between the attacks that occurred in Orlando with New York, out of an abundance of caution, I have directed additional security measures at key points around the state as a precaution. The safety of New Yorkers and our state’s visitors is our number one priority, and we are remaining vigilant and in close contact with local and federal officials and our partner law enforcement agencies."

Effective:  Beginning of Business, Monday, June 13, 2016    

Return to Full Staff: End of Business, Thursday, June 16, 2016

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF

Please be advised that the Flags are to be flown at half-staff until noon, and at top of staff for the rest of the day in remembrance of Memorial Day. Please note that the POW-MIA flag is to be displayed over all state buildings and facilities on Memorial Day. The POW-MIA flag should be displayed beneath the National Flag if there is no third staff available. 

Effective:  Beginning of Business, Monday, May 30, 2016    

Return to Full Staff: At Noon, Monday, May 30, 2016 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS AT HALF-STAFF TO HONOR FORMER FIRST LADY NANCY REAGAN

 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Flags will be flown at half-staff from March 8, 2016 through the date of interment. 

"Born in Queens, Nancy Reagan was committed to improving the lives of others, and her legacy will no doubt be felt for decades to come," said Governor Cuomo. "As we mourn the former First Lady's passing, I am directing that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff to honor her life and her many contributions to our nation."

 

STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO ON THE PASSING OF FORMER CHIEF JUDGE JUDITH KAYE

Governor directs flags on all state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on January 8, 2016 “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Chief Judge Judith Kaye. Throughout her more than 25 year career in public service, Chief Judge Kaye was a force for progress who had a profound impact on our state. When she was appointed to the Court of Appeals by my father in 1983, she became the Court’s first female judge, and later continued her trailblazing legacy as the first female Chief Judge, serving in that role for more than 15 years. Over the course of that distinguished career, she was an exemplary role model for women everywhere. She was an outspoken opponent of the death penalty, believed in the fundamental promise of equal rights for all New Yorkers, and dedicated herself to strengthening our judicial system and our juries, along with many other worthy causes.

"After her tenure on the Court of Appeals, Chief Judge Kaye continued to serve New Yorkers as my independent special counsel in public integrity matters while I was Attorney General. And she continued to serve the court as Chair of the Commission on Judicial Nomination.

"She stood for justice and equality for all people, and embodied the spirit of integrity in public service like none other. Chief Judge Kaye’s passing is a true loss to our state, and I have no doubt that her legacy will continue to be felt for years to come. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I offer my heartfelt condolences to her family and loved ones."

Governor Cuomo has directed that flags on all state government buildings be flown at half-staff tomorrow, January 8, 2016 in honor and memory of Chief Judge Kaye.

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Friday, January 8, 2016    

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Friday, January 8, 2016

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF  

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on December 24, 2015 in honor of a New York Air National Guard member who died in Afghanistan on Monday, Dec. 21. Staff Sgt. Louis Michael Bonacasa died of wounds suffered when his patrol was attacked by a suicide bomber. Also among those killed in the attack was Technical Sgt. Joseph Lemm. Both were members of the 105th Base Defense Squadron, which is an element of the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base at Newburgh, N.Y.

"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family, friends and fellow servicemen of Staff Sgt. Bonacasa," Governor Cuomo said. "We will join his loved ones in honoring his valor, leadership and service to this great nation. His sacrifice will be remembered with gratitude."

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state's service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.  

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Thursday, December 24, 2015  

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Thursday, December 24, 2015

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF 

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on December 23, 2015 in honor of a New York Air National Guard member who died in Afghanistan on Monday, Dec. 21. New York Air National Guard Technical Sgt. Joseph Lemm, a resident of West Harrison, was killed in an incident outside Bagram Air Base. He was a member of the 105th Security Forces Squadron, which is an element of the 105th Airlift Wing at Stewart Air National Guard Base at Newburgh, N.Y.  

"Staff Sgt. Joe Lemm served this nation with the selflessness and bravery that embodies the U.S. Armed forces and the NYPD," Governor Cuomo said. "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend my deepest condolences to his family, friends, fellow officers and service members.”  

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all state buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to our state's service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.   

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Wednesday, December 23, 2015  

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Wednesday, December 23, 2015

 

HONORING THE VICTIMS OF THE ATTACK IN SAN BERNARDINO, CALIFORNIA - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

As a mark of respect for the victims of gun violence perpetrated on December 2, 2015, in San Bernardino, California, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions through December 7, 2015.  I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF FOR FALLEN FORT DRUM SOLDIER

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed flags on state government buildings to be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, November 24, in honor of a Fort Drum Soldier who died in Iraq on Thursday, November 19.

Pvt. Christopher Castaneda died in a non-combat related incident at Al Asad Air Base. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, of the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team. He was a resident of Fripp Island, South Carolina.

"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend our deepest sympathy to Pvt. Christopher Castaneda's loved ones," Governor Cuomo said. "We are saddened by his loss and join his fellow soldiers, his family, and his friends in honoring his service to our nation."

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all State buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Tuesday, November 24, 2015  

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Tuesday, November 24, 2015

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

The American people stand with the people of France. Friday's terror attacks were not just an attack on Paris; they were an attack on all humanity and the universal values we share, including the bonds of liberte, egalite, and fraternite. These values will endure far beyond any terrorists or their hateful vision. The United States and our allies do not give in to fear, nor will we be divided, nor will anyone change our way of life. We will do whatever it takes, working with nations and peoples around the world, to bring the perpetrators of these attacks to justice, and to go after terrorists who threaten our people.

As a mark of respect for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on November 13, 2015, in Paris, France, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, November 19, 2015. I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and fortieth.

BARACK OBAMA

THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS

Please be advised that the POW-Mia Flag is to be displayed over all State buildings and facilities on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, Veterans Day.  

This flag should be displayed beneath the National Flag if there is no third staff available.  

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Wednesday, November 11, 2015    

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Wednesday, November 11, 2015   

 

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF

"Last night, one of New York's Finest was taken while in the line of duty," Governor Cuomo said. "Officer Holder acted with bravery and selflessness in protecting countless New Yorkers in the midst of an extremely dangerous situation. Today I ask all New Yorkers to keep Office Holder's loved ones and colleagues at the NYPD in their thoughts and prayers."

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has directed that flags on all State government buildings be flown at half-staff in memory of New York City Police Officer Randolph Holder, who died last night after being shot in the line of duty. Flags will be flown at half-staff beginning today, and remain in that position until Officer Holder’s interment.

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Wednesday, October 21, 2015  

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Wednesday, October 28, 2015

GOVERNOR CUOMO DIRECTS FLAGS TO HALF-STAFF FOR FALLEN FORT DRUM SOLDIER

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff on Friday, September 25, in honor of a Fort Drum Soldier who died in Afghanistan on Monday, September 21.

Specialist Kyle E. Gilbert died in a non-hostile incident at Bagram, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 14th Infantry Regiment of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team. He was a resident of Buford, Georgia.

"On behalf of all New Yorkers, I extend deepest condolences to Specialist Kyle Gilbert's family and loved ones," Governor Cuomo said. "We are saddened by his loss and join them and his fellow soldiers in honoring his service to our nation."

Governor Cuomo has directed that the flags on all State buildings be lowered to half-staff in honor of and in tribute to New York service members and those stationed in New York who are killed in action or die in a combat zone.

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Effective:  Beginning of Business, Friday, September 25, 2015  

Return to Full Staff:  Sunset, Friday, September 25, 2015

Flags at Half-Staff

 

The national flag should be displayed at half-staff on the days noted below, or on other days by special proclamation of the United States President or New York State Governor.

  • Memorial Day - Flags must be flown at half-staff until Noon, and at top of the staff for the rest of the day.
  • Pearl Harbor Day (December 7) - Flags must be flown at half-staff.
  • Peace Officers Memorial Day (May 15) - Flags must be flown at half-staff, unless that day also falls on Armed Forces Day.
  • Patriot Day (September 11) - Flags must be flown at half staff.

In addition, federal law specifies the following mandatory periods of mourning for which flags must be flown at half-staff:

  • Thirty days from the date of death of the President or former President of the United States.
  • Ten days from the date of death of the Vice President of the United States; the Chief Justice, or a retired Chief Justice of the United States; or the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  • From the date of death until interment of a former Vice President; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court; Secretary of an executive or military department; or a Governor of a state, territory, or possession.
  • The day of death and the following day for a member of Congress.
  • In the event of death of other officials, former officials or other dignitaries, the flag of the United States, as well as the New York State flag, shall be displayed at half-staff in accordance with such orders or instructions as may be issued by or at the direction of the President of the United States in accordance with recognized customs not inconsistent with the law.
  • In addition, New York State law provides that flags may be flown at half-staff during special periods of mourning designated by the President of the United States or New York State Governor, and to commemorate the death of a personage of national or state standing, or of a local serviceman, official or public servant who, in opinion of the local agency concerned, contributed to the community.

 

 

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