Half Staff Notifications
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.
Presidential Proclamation--Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Tucson, Arizona on 1/8/2011.
- Announcement01/09/2011 to 01/14/2011
A Presidential Proclamation was issued honoring Corporal Buckles, the last surviving American Veteran of World War I.
- Announcement03/14/2011 to 03/15/2011
Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state offices be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Thursday, March 17, 2011, in honor of SSgt. Wells who died in Helmand Province, Afghanistan of injuries sustained on March 5, 2011.
- Announcement03/16/2011 to 03/17/2011
Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state offices be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, April 9, 2011 in honor of SPC. Feldhaus who died March 29 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Konar province. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
- Announcement04/08/2011 to 04/09/2011
Governor Brewer has ordered that flags at all state offices be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, April 15, 2011, in honor of Sergeant Garcia. Governor Brewer previously ordered the flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset April 6, 2011 in honor of Sgt. Garcia who died on April 2, 2011, in Babil, Iraq, of injuries sustained from indirect fire.
- Announcement04/14/2011 to 04/15/2011