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Friday, May 21, 2010

When flags are at half-staff

Posted By on Fri, May 21, 2010 at 10:53 AM

I know people are interested in this because of the inquiries we get when flags are lowered around the state.

The governor's office has established a place on-line to provide e-mail notification about flag lowerings.


LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansans can now sign up to receive an e-mail notification of when flags are to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Arkansas military members who are killed in action.  In order to receive notice, go to www.arkansas.gov and sign up under "alerts."  The current status for both the U.S. and Arkansas flags can also be found on Governor Mike Beebe's Web site, governor.arkansas.gov.

A new law enacted last year increases the instances in which flags are to be flown at half-staff, and has caused some initial confusion. Traditionally, the governor has ordered U.S. and Arkansas flags lowered at State buildings on the day of the service member's funeral.  Act 30 of 2009 now requires that, in addition to this, the Arkansas flag must be lowered at all public buildings for three days after the initial notification of the death.  The new e-mail notifications will cover both of these situations. 
The notification system will also be used when law-enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty.  Governor Beebe intends to make such a proclamation for the funerals of the two West Memphis officers killed Thursday.

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