In coordination with the Presidential proclamation, Governor Hobbs has ordered flags at all state buildings to remain at half-staff from sunset Saturday, Nov. 25 until sunset on Wednesday, Nov. 29, as a mark of respect for the memory of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who passed away last Sunday.
Flags in Arizona were already scheduled to be lowered from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, November 25, 2023, in honor of Sgt. Andrew Southard, of the U.S. Army Special Operations Forces, elite 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, who died in a helicopter crash during a training mission in the Mediterranean Sea on November 10.
To accommodate the overlapping proclamations, Flags should be lowered at sunrise Sat. Nov. 25 in honor of Sgt. Southard and remain lowered through Nov. 29 at sunset, in honor of Rosalynn Carter.
In his proclamation, President Biden remembered the late first lady as "a champion for equal rights and opportunities for women and girls; an advocate for mental health and wellness for all; and a supporter of the often unseen and uncompensated caregivers of our children, aging loved ones, and people with disabilities."
Individuals, businesses, and other organizations are encouraged to join in this tribute.
Arizona & American Flag
11/25/2023 to 11/29/2023