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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

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, August 3, 2018 for the interment of State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer who was killed in the line of duty from injuries related to a shooting.Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Interment
    08/02/2018

Governor Doug Ducey this morning directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset Friday, July 27, 2018, in honor of State Trooper Tyler Edenhofer who was killed in the line of duty from injuries related to a shooting. Another State Trooper, Dalin Dorris, was critically injured during the tragic incident. 

 

The Governor released the following statement: “Arizona today mourns the loss of one of our brave State Troopers, Trooper Tyler Edenhofer, who was killed in the line of duty, and we pray for the health of Trooper Dalin Dorris who sustained critical injuries during the incident.

 

“This tragedy is an all too real and heartbreaking reminder of the harm our heroic law enforcement officers face each and everyday for the safety and wellbeing of Arizonans, and for peace in our communities. 

 

“This morning I ask Arizonans to join me in prayer and reflection; in gratitude for Trooper Edenhofer’s service to our state, for the strength and health of Trooper Dorris, for both of their grieving families, and for all of our brave law enforcement officers who are mourning the loss of one of their own. Arizona stands in support with you all. 

 

“I’ve directed all flags at state buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset tomorrow, Friday, July 27, 2018."

 

  • Announcement
    07/25/2018 to 07/26/2018

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff immediately until sunset on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in honor and remembrance of the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting.

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

  • Other
    07/02/2018

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-stafff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, July 9 to honor the life of Captain Juston Doherty, who passed away Saturday, July 7 while on weekend drills with the Arizona National Guard. Capt. Juston Doherty was a Train Assess and Counsel (TAC) Officer at the 215th Regional Institute where he developed officer candidates into commissioned officers. He entered military service in 1996 and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the Arizona National Guard in 2008. He served two combat tours, one in Iraq in 2003, and one in Afghanistan in 2013. He completed airborne school in 2009 and Ranger school in 2010. Flags will also be lowered on the day of interment, which has not been set.Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    07/08/2018

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise Friday, June 29, 2018, to sunset Saturday, June 30, 2018 for the following reasons:

 

Friday, June 29- the interment of Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad, who was from Arizona and who died on June 9, 2018 in support of Operation Octave Shield in Somalia. 

Saturday, June 30- in honor and remembrance of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who lost their lives at Yarnell Hill five years ago. 

 

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

  • Other
    06/28/2018 to 06/30/2018

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