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In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, Governor Ducey has called for the flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff immediately to honor Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who passed away at the age of 87. The flags will remain at half-staff until day of interment, which has not been announced. 

The Governor released the following statement: 

“Arizona joins the nation in mourning the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Justice Ginsburg led a trailblazing career as a champion for women and equal rights. During her 27 years on the Supreme Court, her immense intellect, tireless work ethic, and incredible talent as a jurist never waned, nor did her passion for justice. She has inspired generations of young girls and boys and gave us one of the most endearing examples of how to befriend those from across the aisle. Part of Justice Ginsburg’s enduring legacy is her friendship with Justice Scalia — a reminder of the importance of civility and decency. Now is the time for our country to honor her and her historic life as she so rightly deserves. My deepest condolences go out to her family and loved ones.”

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

Announcement
09/18/2020 to 09/25/2020

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to honor Private First Class Antonio Garcia of Peoria, Arizona who died on Sunday, October 20, 2019 during a training exercise in Fort Stewart, Georgia. Flags will also be lowered on day of interment, which has not yet been set.“Arizona mourns the tragic loss of Private First Class Antonio Garcia,” said Governor Ducey. “Pfc. Garcia had taken an oath to defend our nation. He served honorably, and will be remembered for his commitment to duty and willingness to serve. My sincerest condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time. In honor of Pfc. Garcia’s life and service, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Announcement
    10/22/2019

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Sunday, October 13, 2019 for the final interment of Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten. On Monday, October 7, 2019, U.S Customs and Border Protection reported that Agent Hotten died in the line of duty. He was a 10-year veteran of U.S Border Patrol.Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.

  • Interment
    10/13/2019

Governor Doug Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, October 8, 2019, to honor Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten. On Monday, October 7, 2019, U.S Customs and Border Protection reported that Agent Hotten died in the line of duty. He was a 10-year veteran of U.S Border Patrol. “Arizona’s prayers are with the family and loved ones of Agent Robert Hotten and the entire Border Patrol community,” said Governor Ducey. “Agent Hotten served with U.S. Customs and Border Protection for 10 years, working to protect our nation and our communities. In honor of Border Patrol Agent Robert Hotten’s life and service to Arizona and our country, I’ve ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff.”
 

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

  • Announcement
    10/08/2019

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, Governor Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings to be flown at half-staff on Sunday, October 6, 2019 from sunrise to sunset in honor of National Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service.

“Arizona honors the many firefighters who have given their lives in the line of duty,” said Governor Ducey. “From the Yarnell 19 to the everyday heroes in our communities, we will never forget their selfless service, bravery in the face of danger and sacrifice to protect all of us. Arizona’s prayers are with all of our firefighters and their families this weekend. In honor of our firefighters who have sacrificed their all, I have ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half staff.”

 

  • Holiday
    10/06/2019

In remembrance of the nearly 3,000 people killed on September 11, 2001, Governor Ducey ordered flags at all state buildings to be lowered to half-staff, Wednesday, September 11, from sunrise to sunset.

“We remember the nearly 3,000 people killed, including more than 400 first responders, in the worst terror attack on our nation’s soil 18 years ago,” said Governor Ducey. “The unforgettable, tragic events of that day left our nation devastated, shocked and forever changed. But America did not cower. We forged ahead, lifting each other up and coming together in strength and compassion for our fellow citizens.

“Now, 18 years removed, it’s more important than ever that younger generations, many who never lived through or have no memory of that day, know the sacrifice, heroism and resilience of the American people: the brave firefighters who rushed into burning buildings to get others out; the passengers of Flight 93 who gave their lives to save countless others; the first responders who worked day and night to locate survivors.

“For the victims, their families, and all who have served and continue to serve to keep us safe — we have not forgotten, and we never will.”

  • Holiday
    09/11/2019

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