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Flags at half-staff on Monday to support fallen firefighters

Monday is a chance for Polk County residents, and residents all over North Carolina, to show their support of our firefighters.

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, October 4, 2021 in honor of National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day. 

“Today we honor the fallen firefighters across our country who lost their lives protecting their communities,” Governor Roy Cooper said in a statement about National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Day. “We must never forget them as we continue supporting our firefighters who are out there protecting us right now.”

In accordance to Public Law 107-51, flags are to be lowered annually in recognition of the many firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty. 

State facilities aren’t the only places where flags can be flown at half-staff. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.

According to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, the weekend of Oct. 2-3 is declared 40th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend. For more about the weekend, check out: https://www.firehero.org/events/memorial-weekend/.

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