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Gov. Andy Beshear orders flags to be lowered to half-staff for Peace Officers Memorial

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities...
Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff until sunset on Sunday.(WITN)
Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 6:08 PM EDT
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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear ordered all state official buildings in Kentucky to lower their flags to half-staff Friday afternoon, following a proclamation from the White House.

The order was made to honor the National Peace Officers Memorial Service.

This tradition comes from a joint resolution of Congress that was approved in 1962. The resolution made May 15 of each year Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is during Police Week. This year, the main events of Police Week were postponed.

The memorial service will be on Saturday.

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