WI Flags to Be Lowered, Heroes Honored

WI Flags to Be Lowered, Heroes Honored

Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #227 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Monday, May 27, 2024, as the state and nation recognize Memorial Day to honor and remember the nation’s fallen heroes, as well as the family members and loved ones they left behind.

Executive Order #227 will be in effect from sunrise to 12 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2024, and is available here.

In addition, the governor shared a video message with Wisconsinites recognizing Memorial Day and honoring service members. The governor’s video message is available here, and a transcript of the message is available below.

Hey there, folks. Governor Tony Evers here.

Each year, on Memorial Day, we continue a tradition that has been part of our nation’s history for over a century.

Today, we honor and remember the generations of brave and selfless service members—soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen—who have laid down their lives to protect and secure our freedoms, as well as freedoms of countless others.

Our service members exemplify great courage, selflessness, dedication, and determination, and we owe so much to the brave individuals who have given their lives in battle.

They will forever be heroes.

As we recognize this solemn day, I join Wisconsinites and folks across the country in paying tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, as well as the family members and loved ones they left behind.

On behalf of our state, we share our deepest condolences with you and gratitude for your loved one’s selfless service in defense of our nation and our shared values.

Their service, bravery, and sacrifice will never be forgotten. Thank you.

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