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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

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, all flags should be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 for the final interment of John Glenn. Glenn, who died in December, will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. 

Businesses, individuals, and other organizations are encouraged to participate in this tribute.

  • Interment
    04/05/2017

Governor Ducey has ordered flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff effective immediately until sunset tomorrow in honor of Navajo Nation Officer Houston James Largo.

Officer Largo was killed in the line of duty while seeking to keep others safe.  His tragic loss reminds us of the dangers faced by law enforcement officers every time they put on the uniform. Our state mourns with the Navajo Nation for this fallen hero, and our deepest condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

Businesses, individuals, and other organizations are encouraged to participate in this tribute.

  • Other
    03/13/2017 to 03/14/2017

In coordination with the Presidential Proclamation, all flags should be lowered to half-staff effective immediately in honor of John Glenn. The flags will remain at half-staff until the day of his interment which will be communicated as soon as it is announced.

  • Other
    12/08/2016 to 12/16/2016

In observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Governor Doug Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. This day marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor and memorializes the thousands of veterans and families affected by the bombing.

 

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

  • Holiday
    12/06/2016

Governor Ducey has ordered that flags at all state buildings be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, December 5th, for the interment of Staff Sergeant Kevin J. McEnroe, of Tucson, Arizona, who died on November 4, 2016, in Jafr, Jordan, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.  According to initial reports, Staff Sergeant McEnroe died of injuries sustained from small arms fire.

 

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

  • Interment
    12/04/2016

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