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Flags are at half-staff today.

In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings remain at half-staff until sunset Sunday, December 30, 2018, to honor the life of President George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, who passed away on Friday, Nov 30 at the age of 94.

 

Governor Doug Ducey released the following statement on the passing of former President George H.W. Bush:

 

“Arizona and America mourn the loss this morning of President George H.W. Bush.

 

“Through his life of service, President Bush, #41, made America a better nation, from World War II to the White House.

 

“He brought experienced, principled leadership to the presidency. His significant foreign policy achievements include helping bring an end to the Cold War and freedom to Eastern Europe, leading the coalition that turned back Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, and ushering in new agreements for the reduction of nuclear weapons. It can undoubtedly be said that his time in office saw the world become a safer, more stable place.

 

“Before being elected president, President Bush had lived a full life of devoted service to our nation that included serving as vice president, CIA director, a member of Congress, Ambassador to the United Nations, and as a decorated Navy pilot in World War II. He continued to serve after leaving office, taking on the role of an American ambassador of goodwill during times of need. His compassion, sense of humor and love for our nation are qualities Americans of all ages enjoyed in the years following his presidency.

 

“Among his many accomplishments, President Bush will also be remembered as the last World War II veteran to serve as president.

 

“It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to George H.W. Bush – a president, a veteran, a father, grandfather and great-grandfather -- an American patriot.”

 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

Announcement
11/30/2018 to 12/29/2018

Half-Staff Notification Governor Ducey is calling for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in observance of Patriot Day. Congress has designated September 11th of each year as “Patriot Day", a national day of remembrance for the innocent victims who lost their lives and in honor of the families they left behind.

  • Holiday
    09/10/2018

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 7, 2018 for the interment of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin who passed away from injuries he received when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Iraq.

  • Interment
    09/06/2018

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately to honor the life of Senator John McCain who passed away Saturday. Flags will remain lowered until sunset on day of interment, which has not been set.

The Governor released the following statement:

“John McCain is one American who will never be forgotten.

He was a giant. An icon. An American hero. But here at home, we were most proud to call him a fellow Arizonan. Like so many of us, he was not born here, but his spirit, service and fierce independence shaped the state with which he became synonymous.

Angela and I join all Arizonans in praying for Cindy and the entire McCain family during this difficult time and offering our full support.

 

As we mourn his passing and celebrate his truly phenomenal life, we’re also faced with the void John McCain’s absence leaves in the heart and soul of our nation.

 

John McCain fought for America every day — from the Navy through Vietnam to the U.S. Senate. He fought for what he thought was right, even when it wasn’t popular. His dogged patriotism and passion for country made him an inspiration, and a model, for all of us.

 

John McCain was about more than politics. He brought us above partisanship and challenged us to be great.

 

He once told us, ‘We’re Americans, and we never give up. We never quit. We never hide from history. We make history.’

 

May his life and legacy continue to inspire us to build a future for this country, and a history for this country, that would make John McCain proud.” 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    08/24/2018 to 08/29/2018

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Wednesday, August 22 in honor of Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, an Arizona native, who passed away on Monday from injuries he received when his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Iraq. Flags will also be lowered on the day of interment, which has not been set.

 

The Governor released the following statement: "We mourn the loss of one of our brave soldiers, Chief Warrant Officer Galvin today. He made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of his country, and we are forever grateful. In honor of his service to our country, I've ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, August 22, 2018."

 

Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

 

  • Other
    08/21/2018

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that State of Arizona flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset Monday, August 6, 2018, in honor of Gilbert Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief James Nelson who passed away last week. 

  • Other
    08/05/2018

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