Flags To Be Lowered To Half-Staff Tuesday For Peace Officers Memorial Day

Gov. Kim Reynolds has ordered all state flags in Iowa to be lowered tomorrow (Tuesday) in honor of Peace Officers Memorial Day. Flags should be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in conjunction with President Donald Trump’s proclamation to lower U.S. flags for the same length of time. This order will be carried out on the State Capitol grounds and throughout Iowa at public buildings, grounds and facilities. Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are encouraged to participate during this period as a sign of respect. In 1961, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as a day to honor peace officers who have died or were injured in the line of duty. Flags at the Peace Officer Memorial in Des Moines will remain at half-staff until Saturday, May 19 in recognition of National Police Week.